[Pkg-fonts-devel] Where is the Font Renaming Policy?

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Tue Oct 25 18:37:12 UTC 2011

On 25/10/11 19:55, Andrew Starr-Bochicchio wrote:
> Christian PERRIER <bubulle <at> debian.org> writes:
>> Quoting Jeremy Bicha (jbicha <at> ubuntu.com):
>>> Hi, I see that a massive font renaming is underway. Is the new font
>>> policy posted anywhere?
>>> I'm curious so that we can get the Ubuntu fonts to match the Debian
>>> naming standard.
>> http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=users/rbrito-guest/fonts-
> policy.git;a=tree;h=e3c1a357b02e92810f8814f0c6b651fb9ff57a2f;hb=f617f6
> Hmmm... Is that still up-to-date? It talks about source packages being named 
> fonts-foo while binary packages being named {ttf,otf}-foo.
> Either way it is not exactly discover-able. As the rest of the document isn't 
> completed, would there be any objections if I were to excerpt the naming section 
> on the wiki somewhere? Say: http://wiki.debian.org/Fonts/NamingPolicy

Shouldn't these policy drafts be kept directly in our team repository?
(in the relevant people/ folders for example).

I personally lack the time right now but I have already made some
suggestions in that section of our repository alongside Rogério's. (all
team members should already have access to that).

Seeing the big variety in all our team-maintained packages, I doubt a
very strict policy is going to be immensely useful and get consensus. We
should probably form clear general guidelines first and as Christian
rightfully pointed out, existing packaging can and should serve as examples.

Various wiki pages apparently need cleanup too.


Nicolas Spalinger,
SIL NRSI volunteer - http://scripts.sil.org
Debian fonts task force -  http://pkg-fonts.alioth.debian.org
Open font community - http://planet.open-fonts.org

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