[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#762296: Bug#762296: "Droid Sans Fallback" refers to three different files

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Sep 21 11:23:05 UTC 2014

Quoting Gunnar Hjalmarsson (2014-09-21 11:39:45)
> On 2014-09-21 09:52, Christian PERRIER wrote:
>> As of now, we have:
>> bubulle at sesostris:~/src/debian/pkg-fonts/git/fonts-android(master) $ more debian/fonts-droid.install
>> Droid*.ttf      usr/share/fonts/truetype/droid
>> ...
>> So basically : "let's install all fonts whose name starts with "Droid"
>> ". How can we technically do "All fonts whose name starts with 'Droid'
>> but two of them"
>> Unless we, of course, list them all one by one....
> They were listed previously.
> http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-fonts/fonts-android.git/diff/?id=7d59819
>> Maybe something like this
>> override_dh_install:
>>       dh_install
>>       rm <path>/DroidSansFallback.ttf || true
>>       rm <path>/DroidSansFallbackLegacy.ttf || true
> Would work too.
> On 2014-09-21 10:28, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> How about this instead:
>> Droid*.ttf      usr/share/fonts-droid/truetype
> That would put away all of them. Did you really mean that?

Whoops - I did mean "all three of them" but now realize that there's 
more than three.

I favor Christians approach - except that I suggest not dropping those 
problematic fonts completely, but ship them outside of fontconfig paths 
so as to allow using them when explicitly needed.

So in addition to rm'ing, I suggest to extend the *.install file with 
something like this:

DroidSansFallback.ttf /usr/share/fonts-droid/truetype
DroidSansFallbackLegacy.ttf /usr/share/fonts-droid/truetype

..and add a note to README.Debian on where those fonts are installed and 
why they are not registered with fontconfig.

> However, I can't help suspecting that there is no real need to include 
> DroidSansFallback.ttf and DroidSansFallbackLegacy.ttf.

Those in need of rendering documents correctly which references but does 
not embed those particular fonts.

 - Jonas

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