[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#703456: Please add Nafees Nastaleeq

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 21 16:26:50 UTC 2013

On 2013-03-21 07:16, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> After a closer look, I changed my mind : imho, we should switch from
> one "fonts-nafees" package providing only one font, to a family of
> fonts-nafees-* packages, eventually, with a virtual package providing
> all fonts.
> The reason for this is that each font in the "family" (indeed, "from
> that foundry") has its own version numbering scheme, so we want to be
> able to update one without updating the whole package.

Ok, I see the logic in that.

Christian, do you know how /etc/fonts/conf.avail/65-nonlatin.conf should
be changed? Something like:

  <family>Nafees Nastaleeq</family> <!-- arabic (ur) -->
  <family>Nafees Web Naskh</family> <!-- arabic (ur) -->

Will that load the right font even if e.g. gnome-font-viewer thinks they
are both named "Nafees"?
Does the naming of the *.ttf files matter?
Would it be proper to have two arabic (ur) entries in
/etc/fonts/conf.avail/65-nonlatin.conf like that?

Sorry for being a pain. ;-)

Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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