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

Markus Koschany apo at gambaru.de
Tue Jan 21 17:54:44 UTC 2014

Hi Fabian,

On 21.01.2014 10:35, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> 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?

I had replaced those fonts with LinBiolinum_R.otf and LinBiolinum_RB.otf
in the past. That seemed to work with the German and Russian language
versions of FooBillard++ but caused a strange error with the English
version. So I guess in principle it should work but it needs more
testing with the _aSB and _aS variants to be sure.

> 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.

Well, I don't want to cause anybody here more work than usual. If this
is really intended by upstream, so be it. I'm just thinking that version
5.3.0 feels more like a regression because so many fonts variants are
missing from the last version and they could obviously be used in other
Debian packages.



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