[Pkg-fonts-devel] Updated fonts-android has fonts missing
vasudev at copyninja.info
Sun Oct 18 07:49:46 UTC 2015
Fabian Greffrath <fabian at debian.org> writes:
> Hi Vasudev,
> Am Samstag, den 10.10.2015, 20:29 +0530 schrieb Vasudev Kamath:
>> Any one knows what really happened here?. I never followed
>> 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).
This particular commit confirms that part!. ¹ Where many of droid fonts
but might not be all are deleted. Here their fonts xml is updated to
point to noto fonts for serif and sans family ² Here is commit which
confirms removal of Roboto font due to new upstream ³
All the fonts like roboto noto are present at ⁴ with external/
> But this is really just based on hear-say, maybe other have a better
> educated point of view.
So now what is next plan. Here is what I think
1. Put a NEWS file mentioning that Droid fonts are now merged into Noto
fonts and recommend it?. (Better than depending I hope).
2. Probably Noto fonts puts a Provides? I'm just suggesting so I would
love suggestions from fellow developers here.
3. Drop fonts-roboto binary package and clearly mention about this in
4. Package Roboto from new upstream (but this needs lot of tools
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