[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#722054: fonts-ebgaramond: drop some fonts and/or split package

Kess Vargavind vargavind at gmail.com
Sat Sep 7 05:48:34 UTC 2013

Package: fonts-ebgaramond
Version: 0.015+git20130522-1
Severity: normal

Hello and thanks for packaging these fonts! Some suggestions:

(1) Drop the TTFs, most software can handle the OTFs just fine and having both
will mean double font listings in some software.

(2) Drop or split (to e.g. fonts-ebgaramond-extra) the SC variant fonts. Most
typesetters nowaday know how to handle “smart” font features available in
the base fonts. Suggestion: drop.

(3) Drop or split (to e.g. fonts-ebgaramond-experimental or -extra) the Initial
and Bold variant fonts. They are far from complete and will not behave as
expected on a production system. They are worth packaging for use of limited
scope. Suggestion: split.

Thanks in advance,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (400, 'unstable'), (300, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.9-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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