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

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Tue Sep 8 07:28:15 UTC 2015

On 09/07/2015 08:42 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> If you wish to drop the generation of fonts-roboto from the 
>> fonts-android package, then good.
> I think the better approach is to keep the fonts-roboto package, have 
> your package exclude fonts, depend on the fonts-roboto package, and 
> symlink font files from there as needed.

I don't think so. The fonts-roboto package currently only provides .tff
files, which are useless for the web. The sources aren't the same.

Also, I don't think the FTP masters would like to have even more binary
packages and dependencies. If these can be avoided, it's best for the
Debian infrastructure, I heard.

>> Do you think I should join the pkg-fonts group to maintain these fonts 
>> under the group?
> We can always use more helping hands in the fonts team :-)
> But if your focus is on OpenStack then perhaps just coordinate with the 
> font team on tuning the fonts-roboto package to provide what is needed 
> for reuse with OpenStack - i.e. those web representations of the font 
> (CSS/Sass/Less sounds like OpenStack-specific glue so probably makes 
> best sense to package separately).

They aren't OpenStack specific, it's just modern Javascript stuff, which
can be reused by any project.


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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