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

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Tue Oct 11 04:58:23 UTC 2011

Quoting Khaled Hosny (khaledhosny at eglug.org):

> It does not make much sense and will be a compatibility nightmare;
> people upgrading their fonts and suddenly all old documents using "Linux
> Libertine" are broken (in cases of e.g. TeX it means not being able to
> process the document at all), and no fontconfig aliases is not a
> solution since not every system is using it. Renaming such widely used
> font at this very late stage is very bad idea no matter how good the
> reasons.

I don't know how to say this in a different way: the point is not
renaming the internal font name. It is only renaming the
*package*. The thing people install with "apt-get install fonts-whatever".

> > A compromise (that doesn't have my preference) would be naming the
> > package "fonts-linuxlibertine" making it clearer that "linux" is not a
> > foundry name.
> That sounds like the best solution.

Others? Comments?

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