[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#662924: Bug#662924: ttf-freefont: What is Untitled1.ttf?

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Thu Mar 8 19:15:43 UTC 2012

Hey Steve,

Am Donnerstag, den 08.03.2012, 11:14 +0100 schrieb Steve White:
> The TrueType and OpenType binaries *intended by the FreeFont people*

BTW, whatis the prefered font format by FreeFont upstream, Truetype or
Opentype? I am asking for two reasons:

1) In Debian we are switching to format-independent package names for
fonts, i.e. ttf-freefont will become fonts-freefont (or maybe
fonts-gnu-freefont, as the freefont name is a bit generic) with one of
the next uploads. That means, we have to decide for one font format in
the packages, as we are not going to package both ttf and otf.

2) Currently, FreeMono is the default font for the texttopdf filter in
cups-filters, and the filter *needs* it in ttf format. I have currently
sent a patch against cups-filters to query fontconfig for a valid
alternative if freemono.ttf could not be found, but it sounds reasonable
nevertheless to at least provide the prefered font in the expected

Maybe, if you happen to prefer otf, we could provide Sans and Serif in
otf and Mono in ttf?

 - Fabian

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