[Pkg-fonts-devel] package names

Bobby de Vos bobby_devos at sil.org
Mon Apr 3 22:43:25 UTC 2017


NRSI is preparing an update to a group of fonts called Gentium Plus.
Ideally, what should be the package name? I ask since the conclusion
will apply to some new fonts, not currently packaged in Debian.

 1. fonts-sil-gentium-plus
 2. fonts-sil-gentiumplus
 3. fonts-gentium-plus
 4. fonts-gentiumplus

The group of fonts will also include fonts called Gentium Book Plus, all
in one upstream tar.xz file. Should there be one source package that
produced two .deb files, one for Gentium Plus and the other for Gentium
Book Plus?

Some NRSI fonts have the name of the bigger organization (SIL) as part
of the font name, such as Charis SIL. The Debian package for this font
is fonts-sil-charis. Is that a good pattern to continue (that is,
dropping the sil since sil is the foundry name, or should the package
ideally be called fonts-sil-charissil)? These conclusions will help me
package newer fonts to be consistent with Debian.

Thanks, Bobby

Bobby de Vos
/bobby_devos at sil.org/

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