[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFC: Getting linux-libertine modernized

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Sun Oct 9 13:07:16 UTC 2011

On 10/09/2011 08:20 AM, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> I'm balanced when it comes at the package name. First of all, I think
> that the source package should be renamed too. The, I'd rather go for
> "fonts-libertine". I see nothing "Linux" specific in these fonts, so
> even if upstream calls the fonts this way (which is not clear as they
> speak about the "Libertine Open Fonts Project"), I think we'd rather
> avoid "linux" in the package name.

I've also always thought the "linux" in the name was
silly/distracting/misleading.  Libertine works fine on non-Linux
platforms (even on non-free platforms, horrible though they may be :P)
and i don't think it makes sense for a font to should show up when
searching the archive for "linux".

So fonts-libertine is fine by me.  I assume this includes biolinum (the
sans serif variant) as well.


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