[Pkg-fonts-devel] Cantarel font
fabian at greffrath.com
Fri Mar 11 09:51:09 UTC 2011
Am 07.03.2011 16:20, schrieb Nicolas Spalinger:
> Considering that the copyright of the work is assigned to a company and
> not GNOME as a non-profit, I'm not sure how GNOME could be the
> foundry... Also there are some discrepancies with a foundry name
> which is different than the company name in the metadata of the various
> source files.
Well, maybe the term "foundry" isn't as universally suitable as we
wish and it simply canot be applied to all possible fonts. Maybe we
should concentrate on who *released* the font.
In the current example, Dave Crossland has release the Cantarell fonts
on <http://abattis.org/cantarell/>, but development has recently been
taken over by the GNOME team under the same font name and we package
*their* version. Thus the package name should be
fonts-gnome-cantarell. If we also packaged (for whatever reasons)
Dave's original version of the fonts, that package name should
probably be fonts-abattis-cantarell or fonts-dcrossland-cantarell or
Another example are the Tuffy fonts, originally released by Thatcher
Ulrich on <http://tulrich.com/fonts/>. As a package name for the
original font I propose fonts-tulrich-tuffy. However, there are
several derivatives of this fonts released under the same name, but
not by Thatcher. If we e.g. ever packaged the variant found here
<http://opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content=123829>, the package
should IMHO be called fonts-brrtkr-tuffy, although neither tulrich nor
brrtkr is stricly speaking a "foundry".
As a last example take the Liberation fonts, created by Ascender for
Red Hat. Sure, they were created by Ascender, so this will be the
"foundry2 name, but the fonts that we distribute today have been
heavily extended and modified by Red Hat, Fedora and a wide community
and are in effect *not the Ascender fonts* anymore. Since they are
developed and released by Red Hat (and not Ascender) I propose to
change their package name to either fonts-redhat-liberation or
fonts-fedora-liberation (or maybe even fonts-fedorahosted-liberation).
What do you think?
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