[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#699322: status of liberation fonts 2.00.1 in Debian unstable?

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Tue Aug 16 10:56:40 UTC 2016

Dear Holger and Pravin,

> any reasons not to upload 2.00.1-2 to unstable? #699322 mentions the
> missing Sans Narrow font, but I think it's still a worthwhile
> improvement as it is…

I agree that it might make sense to finally upload fonts-liberation 2.00.1
to unstable. The loss of the Sans Narrow variant can certainly be coped
with, given how bad it is hinted and the overall better quality (and
license) of the 2.x branch.

However, I 'd like to know upstream's view on the general status of the
liberation fonts first:

@Pravin: What is the current upstream status of the liberation fonts
package? The repository has not seen any activity for more than two years
now. Are the liberation fonts considered obsolete and superseeded by the
Croscore fonts (Arimo, Tinos and Cousine)? The latter are now packaged in
Debian as part of src:fonts-noto and covered by the SIL Open Font License.

So, what do you think, does it still make sense to maintain the liberation
fonts in Debian or should we rather transition to the Croscore fonts



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