[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#734354: ITP: fonts-croscore -- width-compatible fonts for improved on-screen readability

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Mon Jan 6 09:53:00 UTC 2014

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Fabian Greffrath <fabian at greffrath.com>

* Package name    : fonts-croscore
  Version         : 1.23.0
* URL             : http://gsdview.appspot.com/chromeos-localmirror/distfiles/
* License         : Apache-2.0
  Programming Lang: TTF
  Description     : width-compatible fonts for improved on-screen readability
This package contains a collections of fonts that offers improved on-screen
readability characteristics and the pan-European WGL character set and solves
the needs of developers looking for width-compatible fonts to address document
portability across platforms.

This package contains fonts that provide metric-compatible replacements for
Arial, Courier New and Times New Roman and Symbol as shipped by Microsoft with
its Windows operating systems. Its purpose is very similar to that of fonts-
liberation, but the fonts have a wider glyph coverage and are licensed more
liberally (as a matter of fact, fonts-liberation (>= 2.0.0) is based on these
very fonts). I am going to package them under the scope of the pkg-fonts team
alongside fonts-crosextra-caladea and fonts-crosextra-carlito, which provide
metric-compatible replacements for Cambria and Calibri, respectively.

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