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

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Tue Sep 8 08:11:18 UTC 2015

Quoting Thomas Goirand (2015-09-08 09:28:15)
> 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.

What are the sources, then?

> 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.

It is not best for Debian to track actual upstreams as our upstream 
rather than redistributors.

>>> 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.

Great - then suggest maintainers of the existing package to adopt those 
tiny files too.

 - Jonas

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