Type1 fonts in Debian (was: TrueType fonts packages maintenance team proposal)
Marcus Better <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Christian Perrier wrote:
>> I have voluntarily limited the scope of the project to TTF fonts,
>> which become more an more popular.
> Perhaps the PostScript fonts in Debian could use some attention as well.
> I've been trying to package a very simple PHP library which in the upstream
> version includes copies of the "standard" Adobe fonts (Courier, Times
> etc). It turns out that these fonts are included in various Debian
... and sometimes in quite buggy versions. I don't recall the details
(but could look them up), but AFAIR the gsfonts package contains a
version of the URW fonts that has been labelled "experimental" and
actually is; especially in the Courier font there were severe problems.
Somewhere in the debian-tetex-maint list Ralf Stubner posted a
description how to make gs use the variants included in tetex instead.
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