[Pkg-fonts-devel] Where is the Font Renaming Policy?

Rogério Brito rbrito at ime.usp.br
Tue Dec 6 21:04:05 UTC 2011

Hi there.

On Oct 26 2011, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Andrew Starr-Bochicchio (a.starr.b at gmail.com):
> > Honestly, I'm not personally interested in contributing to a comprehensive 
> > rfc2119 style policy statement. But I do think there is a real need for 
> > something public facing beyond what already exists. To that end, I've drafted 
> > an update to http://wiki.debian.org/Fonts/PackagingPolicy I've kept it at 
> > http://wiki.debian.org/Andrewsomething/Fonts/PackagingPolicy for now.
> > 
> > If there are no objections, I will replace the current Fonts/PackagingPolicy 
> > wiki page. Feel free to suggest changes or edit it directly (it is a wiki =)).
> I think it's OK to put that document in place. Thanks a lot for this
> work that was long awaiting.

That's really great to have others building up things on top of what I

I think that I will be converting that to some docbook-style thing, so that
we can have a document that can be neatly put into the web, say, like the
Debian Policy, the TeX Policy or the Python Policies (e.g.,

If maintaining the document in the team's SVN repository, then that's OK
with me (I'm just so much more familiar with git than with SVN and will be
probably using a gateway between SVN and git).

Patches on top of what I have on github [*] are welcome, so that we can
preserve history and the contributions of everybody. If you find something
scattered on other places/emails, please drop me an email.

[*]: https://github.com/rbrito/fonts-policy

> About the location of files: I, myself, adopted the policy of moving
> the files to /usr/share/fonts/fonttype/name instead of
> /usr/share/fonts/fonttype/fonts-<foundry>-name

Sure, that's a stupid thing that was put there while we were "morphing"
stuff to a more sensible standard.

> So, the Liberation fonts go to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/liberation
> It avoids cluttering /usr/share/fonts/truetype with dozens of
> "fonts-foo" directories, imho.



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