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Re: Orphaned fonts in Debian (ttf-arphic* & ttf-bpg-georgian-fonts)



On Mon, Feb 16 2009, Arne Goetje wrote:

> pabs wrote:
>> ttf-arphic-*
>> 
>> These don't appear to be used by the installer. Subscribers of the
>> debian-chinese-* lists, could you give any information about if these
>> fonts are still useful?
>
> They are useful for printing and AFAIK the current latex-cjk (or was it
> cjk-latex?) use those fonts. Further more, the ttf-arphic-{uming|ukai}
> fonts are derived from those. So, I guess we should keep them for a while.
>

AFAIK, some programs and documents still uses hard-coded font names and
latex-cjk-chinese-arphic-* still build-depends on these fonts. So I
suggest we should keep them, too.

>> They need a new maintainer, would any of you like to join the Debian
>> fonts team and adopt these packages?
>
> I can maintain them (and I am a member of the Debian fonts team).
>

Arne has very good knowledge of handling fonts and is familiar with
Arphic fonts, he is the best choice :)

- Kanru

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