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

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Tue Nov 10 16:27:09 UTC 2015

Quoting Vasudev Kamath (2015-11-10 17:02:49)
> [Adding pkg-fonts-devel in Cc so others can share their suggestion]
> Maximiliano Curia <maxy at gnuservers.com.ar> writes:
>> 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?.

Either Droid is dead and upstream simply point to Noto as an alternative 
with similar features as the dead one, or Droid _is_ now called Noto.

Only if the latter is the case does it make sense IMO to register as 
replacement in fontconfig.

 - Jonas

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