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

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan thep at linux.thai.net
Sun Oct 23 02:32:09 UTC 2011

On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 7:45 AM, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> On Do, 20 Okt 2011, Theppitak Karoonboonyanan wrote:
>> My question is: is there a naming convention for LaTeX
>> font packages?
> No. You can name it whatever you want. I will update the
> dependency in texlive-full accordingly.

So, I'm trying to make some sensible choice. It can't follow those
"texlive-fonts-*" naming, for sure. I think "latex-cjk-*" packages are
good examples to follow. Prefixing it with "latex-" should help separate
it from desktop font packages when sorted, and group it with other
LaTeX fonts.

So, I think I'll use "latex-fonts-thai-tlwg". And I'll use the same pattern
for other Thai font packages to come.

>> And should the package Section: be "fonts" or "tex"?
>> ("tex", I guess?)
> No idea on these sections. I am not even sure if currently a section
> "tex" is allowed.

So, I try to induce from current archive. "lmodern",
"texlive-fonts-recommended", "texlive-fonts-extra", "cm-super",
"latex-cjk-chinese-arpic-bkai00mp", "latex-cjk-japanese-wadalab"
are all in "fonts" section. I should follow this, then.

>> Note that I'm not splitting the package into families for LaTeX
>> fonts. Managing the font maps in sets is easier.
> I agree. Please be reminded of
>        dh_installtex
> which helps getting things right.

I'll be using "dh $@ --with tex", and that should already invoke it.

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan

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