[Pkg-fonts-devel] Packaging a font already provided by texlive?

Boyuan Yang 073plan at gmail.com
Wed May 3 03:07:28 UTC 2017

Hello pkg-fonts-devel developers,

I've got a question about packaging a font already provided by one of the texlive 
packages in Debian system.

Fandol fonts [1] provides open source Chinese fonts under GPLv3 license (with fonts 
exception). It is now provided by "texlive-lang-chinese" package:


However, these fonts are not only useful for typesetting but also useful if they could be 
used by system fontconfig. As a result, I want to create and (co-)maintain a package 
"fonts-fandol" for them.

I'm not sure what to do next. I tried to create a pure-symlink package [2] and introduce 
"texlive-lang-chinese" as a dependency, which works. But I'm not quite sure if Debian 
will accept such a package.

Or should I package a completely new package (and causes file duplication)? Any 


Boyuan Yang

[1] https://www.ctan.org/pkg/fandol
[2] https://anonscm.debian.org/git/collab-maint/fonts-fandol.git
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fonts-devel/attachments/20170503/52c03dac/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 833 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part.
URL: <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fonts-devel/attachments/20170503/52c03dac/attachment.sig>

More information about the Pkg-fonts-devel mailing list