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

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Wed Oct 26 02:06:36 UTC 2011

Quoting Andrew Starr-Bochicchio (a.starr.b at gmail.com):

> Honestly, I'm not personally interested in contributing to a comprehensive 
> rfc2119 style policy statement. But I do think there is a real need for 
> something public facing beyond what already exists. To that end, I've drafted 
> an update to http://wiki.debian.org/Fonts/PackagingPolicy I've kept it at 
> http://wiki.debian.org/Andrewsomething/Fonts/PackagingPolicy for now.
> If there are no objections, I will replace the current Fonts/PackagingPolicy 
> wiki page. Feel free to suggest changes or edit it directly (it is a wiki =)).

I think it's OK to put that document in place. Thanks a lot for this
work that was long awaiting.

About the location of files: I, myself, adopted the policy of moving
the files to /usr/share/fonts/fonttype/name instead of

So, the Liberation fonts go to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/liberation

It avoids cluttering /usr/share/fonts/truetype with dozens of
"fonts-foo" directories, imho.

I made that change to the place in "AndrewSomething" (I like your

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