[Pkg-fonts-devel] Please adopt the pkg-fonts team's package naming convention

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Thu Oct 4 08:27:32 UTC 2012

Package: tex-gyre,lmodern
Severity: wishlist


again, the subject line already tells it all. The pkg-fonts team's 
package naming convention currently looks like


where the $(foundry) part is optional (but would be "gust" in both 
cases, I guess).

There are two things to keep in mind that are particular for the two 
packages in question:

1) The tex-gyre package name already contains a minus '-'.
I don't think we have a strict rule for this, but for the 
"fonts-linuxlibertine" package we simply removed the minus from the 
font family name in order to avoid confusion about "linux" being a 

2) Should you follow my requests from #689575 and #689580, there would 
be two packages from the same source shipping the same fonts in 
different formats. While this should be avoided whenever possible, I 
don't think we have a strict rule about dealing with the font packages 
names when this is necessary (and it definitely *is* in this case). 
For the GNU Freefont we thus introduced a "fonts-freefont-otf" and a 
"fonts-freefont-ttf" package.

Finally, if you decide against splitting the Opentype flavours off 
into separate packages we would end up with




But if you decide to introduce separate packages for the Opentype 
flavours, we would have to distinguish the packages from each other. 
I'd suggest


or simply


and either

                     (or -type1 or -tex or -latex or whatever)



I'll add the pkg-fonts team in CC for further discussion.

  - Fabian

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