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[openFATE 313037] central font repository
Feature changed by: Petr Gajdos (pgajdos)
Feature #313037, revision 6
Title: central font repository

openSUSE Distribution: Duplicate of #313035
Master status: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Kim Leyendecker (openlhag)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
http://lists.suse.de/opensuse-packaging/2011-11/msg00126.html Hi, over
the years, I've collected a bunch of great fonts in my home repository.
However, it seems we don't have a consistent naming schema for fonts.
Although the Packaging Guidelines[1] links to the old Wiki[2], the
information therein is printed in red and I'm not sure how useful is
this nowadays. This has some interesting effects. If you search for
fonts like this: # zypper se font you will get _some_ but not all. For
example, the popular Linux Libertine and DejaVu fonts are not listed. A
user has to _know_ the name. IMHO this is not very intuitive and
userfriendly. On the other side, we have lots of fonts which are very
inconsistently named. Here are some examples: farsifonts fonts-arabic
freefont gnu-unifont indic-fonts intlfonts-ttf xorg-x11-fonts From a
usability perspective, it would be very convenient to have a consistent
naming schema with a specific prefix (or suffix), for example a "-
fonts" suffix. Ubuntu has the prefix "ttf-" for their packages:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=natty&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=ttf
Fedora has the suffix "-fonts" for their packages:
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/list/*-fonts*?_csrf_token=b2721571e462ba9a4dbb87068cad45089ec9dc43
Another issue: Do we have a special repository dedicated only to fonts?
I couldn't find any... Do you think this is useful? What do you think?
-------- [1] http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Packaging_guidelines [2]
http://old-en.opensuse.org/Packaging/Fonts_Policy#Package_layout_for_fonts
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Relations:
- feature/duplicate: 313035

Discussion:
#1: Michael Foerster (yamaban) (2011-12-01 00:09:04)
Thanks for bringing this up! - A naming convention of *-font(s) for the
font-packages would be a good first step. - A dedicated repo (please
noarch if if possible) would make the things easier for the not in
depth informed I'm-just-a-user fraction. With a little for-thought and
thinking ahead (read: guidelines) this repo could even be mainly free
of Distro-Release depended stuff. (A font that works in openSUSE
release 10.0 still works in release 12.x) - An added thought: what do
we do with font related stuff that's no font itself? (Font-Editors,
font-config, font-rendering-libs)

#2: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2011-12-01 00:34:49)
Fonts are not as spread out as you think. Nearly all font packages are
currently in the M17N project, with only a few exceptions (e.g. xorg-
x11-fonts, which is under X11:XOrg).

+ #3: Petr Gajdos (pgajdos) (2011-12-01 09:29:36)
+ +1 for -font(s) +1 for leaving fonts in M17N




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