[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#724657: Bug#724657: Please provide LinBiolinum_aSB.ttf and LinBiolinum_aS.ttf again

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Tue Jan 21 09:35:53 UTC 2014

Hi Markus,

Am Montag, den 20.01.2014, 21:07 +0100 schrieb Markus Koschany: 
> unfortunately a lot of old fonts, which are present in the wheezy
> package, are missing in version 5.3.0 of fonts-linuxlibertine. For
> example I'm missing LinBiolinum_aSB.ttf and LinBiolinum_aS.ttf. This
> currently forces me to use embedded versions of these fonts in
> foobillardplus. I would be glad if you provided these fonts
> again.

first, the fonts-linuxlibertine package has switched from shipping the
truetype variants of the fonts to shipping the opentype variants. Are
you sure that foobillardplus is able to handle this font format?

Second, the font files you are referring to were *a*utomatically
generated (i.e. scripted) *S*mall Caps in regular and *B*old weight. I
guess upstream removed them because they were not satisfied with their
general quality and I am not sure if we are able to (or even should) add
them back by means of fontforge scripting.



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