[Pkg-fonts-devel] [pkg-cinnamon] Bug#804679: cinnamon-desktop-environment: Please switch to fonts-noto from fonts-droid

Vasudev Kamath vasudev at copyninja.info
Tue Nov 10 16:02:49 UTC 2015

[Adding pkg-fonts-devel in Cc so others can share their suggestion]
Maximiliano Curia <maxy at gnuservers.com.ar> writes:

> Control: tag -1 + pending
> On 10/11/15 16:17, Vasudev Kamath wrote:
>> Since Android upstream stopped shipping Droid fonts and its been
>> declared that Noto fonts will be superseding the Droid¹² we in
>> "Debian Fonts Task Force" team decided to drop fonts-droid package.
>> One of your package cinnamon-desktop-environment either
>> Depends/Recommends/Suggests/Build-Depends on fonts-droid. I kindly
>> request you to do the switch to fonts-noto instead.
>> If you are using Fallback variants of Droid fonts, I would like note
>> that these fonts will still be shipped as part of new
>> fonts-droid-fallback package.

> Cinnamon has no strong usage of the droid fonts, only a couple of svg
> files that use it, but then, are you planning to provide a fontconfig
> file to use the Noto fonts as a replacement of the Droid ones?

I had never thought about that option. But since we are completely
dropping fonts-droid and all fonts in it, I wonder if providing a
fontconfig file will make sense.

Dear pkg-fonts team,

I don't have much experience with writing fontconfig files. Can you guys
please share your thoughts on above option?.

> Happy hacking,


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