[Pkg-fonts-devel] Runes

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Wed Nov 2 17:58:12 UTC 2011

Quoting Paul Wise (pabs at debian.org):

> pabs at chianamo:~$ fc-match -v 'Aboriginal Serif' | grep file
> 	file: "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/aboriginal/AboriginalSerifREGULAR943.ttf"(s)
> pabs at chianamo:~$ dpkg -S
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/aboriginal/AboriginalSerifREGULAR943.ttf
> fonts-lg-aboriginal:
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/aboriginal/AboriginalSerifREGULAR943.ttf
> They are ugly because the font authors made them that way.

fonts-lg-aboriginal main goal is to cover scripts for aboriginal
languages or North America? So, it's perfectly understandable they are
lees nice with runes (I just wonder why they even included runes).

FWIW, Freefont seems to have "nice" runes. The package in Debian and
Ubuntu is ttf-freefont. It is actually one of the goal of these fonts
to cover as many Unicode blocks as possible. So, it's probably a
better target for glyphs addition than Liberation fonts.

BTW, you didn't CC the original poster to your anwswer, was it on
purpose? :-)

This is of course the Debian lists policy but, from the original
content, I very much doubt he's subscribed to our list (but I may be

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