[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#798261: ITP: fonts-roboto-fontface -- largely geometric, friendly and open curves font

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Mon Sep 7 17:53:16 UTC 2015

On 09/07/2015 07:00 PM, Vasudev Kamath wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> We already have a fonts-roboto which is part of fonts-android
> source. ¹. There was a discussion on pkg-fonts-devel IIRC previously to
> split roboto fonts to its own package as code was moved to its own git
> repository. Sorry but I don't exactly have the link to discussion, so
> ccing fonts team.
> I wonder if we can eliminate duplicate and have a single font. 
> ¹ https://packages.debian.org/unstable/fonts-roboto
> Cheers,


That's not the same package. The one that I'm packaging has not only the
.ttf files, but also .eot, .svg, .woff and .woff2, plus .css, .less and
.scss files. All of these are needed for the web developers. See this
Git repository:


If you wish to drop the generation of fonts-roboto from the
fonts-android package, then good. I could add a transition package for
it, or rename the binary as fonts-roboto, if you think that's a more
appropriate way. Whatever happen, we would need the
fonts-roboto-fontface package to be in the archive first, so it can take
over the old package.

I also need to package fonts-materialdesignicons from here:


Do you think I should join the pkg-fonts group to maintain these fonts
under the group?

Note that all of these are for the OpenStack dashboard (aka Horizon),
which needs all of these as embedded fonts in its web pages.

Your input is more than welcome,

Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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