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

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 06:24:04 EDT 2009

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 5:58 AM, Firmicus <Firmicus at gmx.net> wrote:
> 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:
>    ttf-fireflysung
>    ttf-isabella
>    ttf-mph-2b-damase
> and perhaps also:
>    ttf-junicode (even though I like and use this one!)
>    ttf-cheapskate
>    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
>    ttf-arphic-uming
>    ttf-arphic-ukai
>    ttf-indic-otf
>    ttf-freebanglafont
>    ttf-thai
>    ttf-khmer
>    ttf-tibetan-machine
>    etc

Generally, all these fonts packages are rarely updated upstream so as
long as they are up-to-date and in working conditions, I see no
problem in keeping  them in extra. BTW,  ttf-fireflysung and
ttf-mph-2b-damase are i18n-related so should remain in extra.

> François

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