[Pkg-fonts-devel] Font renaming/policy

Andrew Starr-Bochicchio a.starr.b at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 14:46:22 UTC 2011

Hi all,

I've of course noticed that a number of font packages have recently
been renamed from ttf-foo to fonts-foo. As I'm an uploader of
ttf-rufscript, I'd like to bring it up to compliance with the current
font packaging policy. I've taken a look through the mailing list
archive, but I don't see any straight forward summary of exactly what
has changed. Is it simply that I should rename the package to
fonts-rufscript with the appropriate transitional package?

The wiki page for font packaging policy currently states in bold on
top "This page contains obsolete items, so should be rewritten. Ask
current situation to pkg-fonts-devel." It would be great if someone
who has been involved with these changes could update that page.
Perhaps there could be a package designated as a kind of reference
implementation for font packaging policy. That way if folks don't have
time to keep up with the wiki page, potential packagers could be
pointed at that package.

One last thing, is this transition being tracked somewhere? It seems
like a simple enough thing that I could probably start working through
other untransitioned packages when I get some free time.

[0] http://wiki.debian.org/Fonts/PackagingPolicy


-- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio

   Ubuntu Developer <https://launchpad.net/~andrewsomething>
   Debian Maintainer

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