[Pkg-fonts-devel] LaTeX font package naming convention

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan thep at linux.thai.net
Thu Oct 20 04:31:40 UTC 2011

Dear list,

I have decided to reorganize my thailatex package by
moving its fonts to thaifonts-scalable which has been
providing the sfd source for it, instead of copying the
generated Type 1 fonts over as done before.
All LaTeX-related stuffs are also moved, including the
*.fd files, and a new .sty file is also created.

This will be done along with font binary package renaming
according to the new package naming convention [1],
although only partially [2].

  [1] https://github.com/rbrito/fonts-policy/blob/master/fonts_policy.mdwn
  [2] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fonts-devel/2011-August/007468.html

My question is: is there a naming convention for LaTeX
font packages?

For desktop font packages, it's in "fonts-<foundry>-<name>"
or "fonts-<name>" pattern. Should LaTeX fonts be in, say,
"fonts-latex-<foundry>" pattern?

And should the package Section: be "fonts" or "tex"?
("tex", I guess?)

Note that I'm not splitting the package into families for LaTeX
fonts. Managing the font maps in sets is easier.

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan

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