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

Vasudev Kamath vasudev at copyninja.info
Sun Oct 18 09:13:54 UTC 2015

Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> writes:

>> 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).

fonts-droid package should contain news about dropping of DroidSans
DroidSerif variant and only shipping Fallback fonts. Also it should note
that these fonts merged into Noto with specific link to change in
upstream Vcs.

>> 2. Probably Noto fonts puts a Provides? I'm just suggesting so I would
>>    love suggestions from fellow developers here.

fonts-noto provides 2 binary but I'm not sure which should be providing
fonts-droid. I feel Droid's CJK variants are merged into Noto but I
don't have any proof so I think fonts-noto-unhinted provides

To be frank here I would like answer from more experienced DD's (hint

>> 3. Drop fonts-roboto binary package and clearly mention about this in
>>    NEWS file.

Well if we drop fonts-roboto how do we tell it to user?. I've no clue
and I didn't think about it in the begining :-D.

>> 4. Package Roboto from new upstream (but this needs lot of tools
>>    packaging)

Roboto is now provided by googlei18n project under github but if we
intend to build it ourself we need to package all its build tools.

> Please elaborate on your points above: I summarize in rather compact 
> form and I have trouble extracting what you mean by each point. E.g. 
> describe which binary package you suggest should provide which other 
> (virtual?) package name, in which binary package a NEWS file should be 
> added, etc.

Sorry for not elaborating please see inline above. Hope I'm able to
clarify now?.
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