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

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Oct 11 14:09:01 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 06:58:23AM +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> 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".

I thought some other emails in this thread were actually suggesting
internal font name change and this what I was responding to.


 Khaled Hosny
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