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[ANSWER] Fonts and Fedora spins



Hi,

To all the Fedora spin maintainers out there, please note the following:

1. The main fonts group was changed from base-x to fonts at Fedora 8
time.

2. This change may not have been obvious then because font packages
were moved progressively, but it is pretty effective now.

3. Current fonts comps organisation is described in
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Fonts/Packaging/Policy
(as reviewed by FESCO)

Basically
- distro-wide modern fonts are in the fonts group
- distro-wide legacy fonts are in legacy-fonts
- script-specific fonts are in the corresponding localization groups

There are still some fonts leftovers in base-x that no one dared nuke
yet, but they're only used by non-fontconfig legacy apps.

Therefore if you only include base-x in your spin as in pre-Fedora 8
times your font selection is going to be underwhelming

Regards,

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot


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