[Pkg-fonts-devel] Again: location of WOFF files (Was: Update for fonts-sil-annapurna)
fabian at debian.org
Mon Jun 26 06:33:34 UTC 2017
Dear fonts team,
> 3) Install WOFF files in a reasonable directory where fontconfig will
> not register them and provide symlinks to directories where they are
I think we should decide on a policy about this in the short term!
I was about to upgrade the src:fonts-hack package and fix a bug which
requested to add the WOFF2 flavor to the fonts-hack-web package. I am
currently stuck here, because all the other web format font files are
installed into subdirectories of /usr/share/fonts, which we now consider
wrong, but we don't have a definite answer for "the right" location yet
and are hence missing a migration plan.
I don't know if this concern might become moot once fontconfig upstream
has decided on how to proceed with font files on WOFF formats, but
given the opposition in the upstream bug report, this is probably nothing
that we should hold our breat for.
My proposal is:
- Install font files in web font formats into
/usr/share/<package>/<format> instead of
- Move files in existing packages from the latter location to the former
in the next package revision.
- Provide symlinks for e.g. package documentation to the new location.
Any more ideas?
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