[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#733077: Bug#733077: fonts-roboto: new upstream release of Roboto (1.2)

BubuXP bubuxp at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 11:22:57 UTC 2014

2014/1/6 Fabian Greffrath <fabian at greffrath.com>:
>> > I checked here:
>> > https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/base/+/android-4.4.2_r1/data/fonts/
>> > and it is the same version of the .zip download (1.2), except that
>> > here Medium and Black variants aren't present.
> So, may we still consider Android GIT the canonical source for the
> Roboto fonts or should we switch to packaging zip releases instead, what
> do you think?

Frankly, I don't know.
Even if Medium and Black aren't present in the git, they're in the
actual deb package, so I don't know how they have been added to the
package source. Using the zip release will make the package version
linked to font version instead of android version?
If relevant, ArchLinux's AUR package uses the .zip as source and version number.

It will be also cool to add the serif variant of Roboto:
but the only official source I found is Google font directory:
that have usually not up-to-date versions.
But maybe it's better to wait for official integration in the Roboto
family sources (at the moment Slab seems an exclusive for Google

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