[Pkg-fonts-devel] fontconfig author and WOFF

Bobby de Vos bobby_devos at sil.org
Wed Oct 4 18:15:14 UTC 2017

On 2017-10-04 00:35, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> Dear Bobby,
>> I am not sure which policy is being refereed to. I was wondering if the
>> latest changes I made to Annapurna SIL can be looked at, and someone can
>> decided if what I have done is acceptable, given the different opinions
>> expressed on the list.
> sorry for the distraction!

No problem.

>> https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-fonts/fonts-sil-annapurna.git/
> The changes look good to me. I'd be willing to upload the package this
> evening if you wish.

Yes, please upload it.

> I would even go as far as declaring the way you handled WOFF fonts here as
> "best practive" and update our font packaging policy accordingly to
> include an additional stanza that explicitely covers web-only fonts.

Thank you for your kind words.

> Something along these lines:
> "Fonts in so-called web formats like WOFF, that are not supposed to be
> made available to applications, get installed into
> /usr/share/<packagename>/<format> and may get symlinked to other places in
> the file system where they are needed, e.g. package documentation."
> But I guess I'll be facing opposition in this regard...

Maybe not that much opposition. Jonas does not like the WOFF files going
into the new location, but prefers the new location to not having WOFF
file packaged at all.

Keith has said that if there is both TTF and WOFF, the WOFF should go
into a new location (where fontconfig does not look). So we have
agreement here.

I think the only part Keith would disagree with is if there is only WOFF
and no TTF. He thinks the WOFF should then go under
/usr/share/fonts/woff (and be read by fontconfig).

But this last situation is not the situation that the Annapurna font
package presents. Both TTF and WOFF files are present in the upstream
tarball, so I am ignoring the situation of only having a WOFF file, as
that is not the situation I am facing with this packaging.

Thanks, Bobby

Bobby de Vos
/bobby_devos at sil.org/

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