Re: Fedora 11 font package changes proposal (renames, splits, etc)

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Le lundi 10 novembre 2008 à 12:10 -0500, Bill Nottingham a écrit :
> Nicolas Mailhot (nicolas.mailhot@xxxxxxxxxxx) said: 
> > ▶ package splits, to offer more flexibility to spin groups and fedora
> > users
> ...
> > ▶ help spins and users
> > 
> > Wanting serif from dejavu, mono from liberation, and sans from tiresias,
> > without dragging in all the other dejavu/liberation/tiresias fonts is a
> > valid setup.
> This sounds like severe overkill. If they want different scripts, why
> not just adjust their fontconfig configuration? Realistically, I can't
> think of an example where we'd want to ship dejavu for one script but
> not another. Do you have one?

Actually dejavu is a bad example because everyone wants it. I only did
it because it's a complex and complete package that could stress the
macros (also because it's my main package).

But for the other font packages, it's very common to want only one font
in a collection (for example all our artists use one mgopen font but not
the others, we only need one font installed by default for each script
to support it in the default install, etc).

Also that makes dynamic font installation possible: when a document or
web page references a font you can just install the corresponding
package and not drag megs of unrelated fonts that just happened to be
released by the same entity.

Nicolas Mailhot

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