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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Proposed amendment to general packaging guidelines: no bundling of fonts in other packages

On Fri, 2008-07-25 at 00:47 +0200, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> On Thursday, 24 July 2008 at 23:10, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:

> > I'm proposing the following guidelines amendment:
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/No_bundling_of_fonts_in_other_packages
> I'm generally in favour, but ...
> [...]
> 1. any package that makes use of fonts in a modern format like OpenType TT
>    (TTF) or OpenType CFF (OTF) MUST have them packaged separately
> [...]
> ... what about fonts in other formats which happen to be included in a given
> package? I don't have any specific examples, just asking.

Frankly, the other font formats are so much less useful than modern font
formats, the probability someone did creative legal restructuring is
much lower. The big exception are Type1 fonts but I just hope they can
die die die (and if the Tex-Gyre situation is fixed and we can use OTF
Tex-Gyre fonts instead of all ther URW font variants we currently ship
I'll propose Type1 purging from the repository).

In the meanwhile, it may make sense to add Type1 to the list.

For other formats, the sad truth is no one so far has volunteered
writing doc on how they should be packaged, so I'm afraid no one knows
how to review them.

Nicolas Mailhot

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