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

Vasudev Kamath vasudev at copyninja.info
Tue Sep 8 03:33:10 UTC 2015

Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org> writes:
> Hi,
> 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:
> https://github.com/choffmeister/roboto-fontface-bower

Yes I saw that, but I think its not the actual upstream of Roboto
fonts. See ¹ That is why I replied to your ITP :-).

¹ http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fonts-devel/2015-May/015896.html

> 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 would like to know the teams opinion here, as the upstream for Roboto
fonts is different from the roboto-fontface-bower.

@pabs any comments/suggestion.

> I also need to package fonts-materialdesignicons from here:
> https://github.com/Templarian/MaterialDesign-Webfont
> Do you think I should join the pkg-fonts group to maintain these fonts
> under the group?

That would be great. Most of fonts in Debian are maintained under the
fonts team. (most not all there are exceptions).

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

Yeah, we already have couple of webfonts under pkg-fonts team, though
there is no strict policy yet we place them under /usr/share/fonts/type
where type can be ttf, otf, woff, svg eot, etc. And less/css/scss files
under /usr/share/fonts-package.

As an example you can have a look at fonts-font-awesome source, which is also
used by owncloud.

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