[Pkg-fonts-devel] Updated fonts-android has fonts missing

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Mon Oct 12 16:54:39 UTC 2015

Quoting Vasudev Kamath (2015-10-12 18:27:24)
> Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> writes:
>> Quoting Vasudev Kamath (2015-10-12 10:27:35)
>>> Fabian Greffrath <fabian at debian.org> writes:
>>>> Am Samstag, den 10.10.2015, 20:29 +0530 schrieb Vasudev Kamath:
>>>>> Any one knows what really happened here?. I never followed 
>>>>> development of Android fonts and now I'm confused by these 
>>>>> changes.
>>>> me neither. My only guess is that Droid fonts have been absorbed 
>>>> into Noto fonts and Roboto fonts have been split out into a 
>>>> separate independent project (as you already pointed out).
>>> I see. Now package contains only fallback DroidSans fonts. I wonder 
>>> if its still meaningful to package it.
>> It is meaningful to package fallback DroidSans fonts: It has reverse 
>> dependencies! But it sure makes sense to check if current upstream is 
>> bogus - i.e. if development has moved somewhere else.
> Hmm but logs in their repository talks a lot about merge in notofonts 
> I didn't observe carefully though.
> If it makes sense to package only fallback fonts it can be done but we 
> also need to check latest noto sources to see if it has Droid series 
> merged then we probably need to provide some sort of movement from 
> fonts-droid to newer upstream.
> We need to drop fonts-roboto also and there is no alternative as long 
> as we get all build tools and fontforge in proper shape or else we 
> need to provide prebuilt ttf/otf files but I guess that is no longer 
> recommended right?

That's multiple questions, some more complex to handle than others.

If you raise those questions together, the discussion risk being 
confusing and drag out.

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