[arch-dev-public] ttf-linux-libertine

Firmicus Firmicus at gmx.net
Mon Apr 6 05:58:30 EDT 2009

Ronald van Haren a écrit :
> On 4/6/09, Firmicus <Firmicus at gmx.net> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'd like to bring ttf-linux-libertine from community to extra. It is an
>> excellent, general-purpose Open-Type serif font. It has 84 votes on AUR.
>> Is that ok with you?
>> Firmicus
> Your message got me looking at the fonts currently in the extra repo.
> There are quite a few fonts there of which I've never heard of, and
> quite a few of them are orphans. Not sure if they deserve their place
> in extra as I'm not an artistic type of guy who does a lot with fonts
> and such, but how about swapping some of them with the most popular
> fonts in community (liberation, freefont, inconsolata and libertine)?
> All these seem to be maintained by developers anyway so it won't
> increase workload.
> Ronald

I actually thought freefont and liberation were already in extra. Well,
they definitely deserve to be there, along with libertine and inconsolata.
I could even maintain them if pressh and BaSh don't want to.

Indeed, several fonts in extra could be moved to community. The
following ones certainly:
and perhaps also:
    ttf-junicode (even though I like and use this one!)
    ttf-ms-fonts (we had a discussion about this one)
And what about ttf-bitstream-vera? Since DejaVu is a superset thereof
and is actively developed, there is no real need for Vera anymore.

On the other hand I don't think we should remove fonts that belong to
the i18n category, such as


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