[Pkg-fonts-devel] Fonts packages naming policy (was: Re: any idea when we will have font-anonymous-pro in debian/ubuntu)

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Tue Jun 21 03:49:45 UTC 2011

Quoting Rogério Brito (rbrito at ime.usp.br):

> > However, we may discuss whether it should be "fonts-anonymous-pro" or
> > "fonts-anonymouspro". The latter makes it clearer that "anonymous" is
> > not a foundry name..:-)
> I think that a middle ground between "no foundries" and "with foundries" is to
> adopt the following position:
> 1 - just "say no to foundries"
> 2 - since we don't have foundries, in case a foundry should be credited or to
> avoid disabiguation, just incorporate the name of the foundry in the name of the
> font and regard *that* as the name of the font.

So, the policy would be: fonts-fontname and "fontname" can optionnally
include the foundry name if that is judged as needed to disambiguate
the name...or whatever other reason.

Others in the fotn team? Opinions?

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