[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#568109: xfonts-scalable: Utopia has been Free software for a good amount of time

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Sat Oct 6 20:04:32 UTC 2012

Am Samstag, den 06.10.2012, 08:07 +0200 schrieb Christian PERRIER:
> From your summary, I think the ideal move is having X.org upstream
> drop this font from their distribution ("picking" it from CTAN has no
> logic: if it lives on CTAN, it should be provided by TeX-related
> software, not by X.org).

It might not be as easy as it seems. I have once witnessed an argument
on some mailing list between TeX and Ghostscript people about who is the
right "authority" to host the 35 Postscript core fonts. ;)

> And, of course, also add the fontconfig file to
> texlive-fonts-recommended as you suggest.

In my opinion, texlive-fonts-recommended should export the psnfss fonts
to fontconfig, i.e. the 35 Postscript core fonts plus Bitstream Charter
and Adobe Utopia. The will end up redundant with gsfonts for the core
fonts and xfonts-scalable for the Charter, but these fonts are installed
as duplicates anyway and then it's up to fontconfig to choose between
the alternatives. I'll post a patch against texlive-fonts-recommended

 - Fabian

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