[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#736208: Bug#736208: Bug#736208: fonts-oflb-asana-math: please remove texlive-xetex from Recommends

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Jan 21 10:06:14 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 08:10:43AM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Bob Bib (bobbibmpn at mail.ua):
> > Package: fonts-oflb-asana-math
> > Version: 000.907-5
> > 
> > Dear Maintainer,
> > please remove 'texlive-xetex' from "Recommends:",
> > as it's not required to have any TeX system installed by default to use a font.
> > 
> > (Probaly, the correct relation is "Suggests:" or "Enhances:").
> You're entirely right. I dropped the relationshio completely as this
> was, imho, an abuse of package relationship. I see no reason to
> enforce, or even suggest a TeX-like system on people who just install
> a font package. Even a very weak relationship is abusive, imho.

It is an OpenType math font, the only applications in Debian that can
use its full potential are XeTeX and LuaTeX :) (though this is changing,
as Firefox is working on supporting these fonts).

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