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

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at ubuntu.com
Sun Sep 21 13:22:57 UTC 2014

On 2014-09-21 13:23, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Gunnar Hjalmarsson (2014-09-21 11:39:45)
> 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.

It could be done in debian/rules like this:

        for f in DroidSansFallback.ttf DroidSansFallbackLegacy.ttf ; \
        do ; \
                cd debian/fonts-droid/usr/share ; \
                mv fonts/truetype/droid/$$f \
                   fonts-droid/truetype/$$f || true ; \

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

I like that solution. That way we would safely get rid of risks for
confusing fontconfig and causing subtle bugs.

>> 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.

Fair enough.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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