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Re: Bug#877504: ITP: fonts-comic-neue -- font that fixes the shortcomings of Comic Sans

On Mon, Oct 02, 2017 at 11:34:58AM +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> * Package name    : fonts-comic-neue
>   Version         : 2.3
>   Upstream Author : Craig Rozynski
> * URL             : http://comicneue.com/
> * License         : SIL Open Font License 1.1
>   Programming Lang: OTF
>   Description     : font that fixes the shortcomings of Comic Sans

Yay, I looked into packaging this before, but the toolchain to build this
from source wasn't available then (and I don't know it so I'm not trying to
challenge your claim for this package).

Here's the only bit from my WIP that you'd want to keep:
.--====[ /etc/fonts/conf.avail/30-comic-sans.conf ]
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">

  <test name="family"><string>Comic Sans MS</string></test>
  <edit name="family" mode="assign" binding="strong">
    <string>Comic Neue</string>


which is to be symlinked from /etc/fonts/conf.d/30-comic-sans.conf

This handles the whole reason to have this font installed.

>  Comic Sans wasn’t designed to be the world’s most ubiquitous casual
>  typeface. Comic Neue aspires to be the casual script choice for
>  everyone including the typographically savvy.
>  .
>  The squashed, wonky, and weird glyphs of Comic Sans have been beaten
>  into shape while maintaining the honesty that made Comic Sans so
>  popular.
>  .
>  It's perfect as a display face, for marking up comments, and writing
>  passive aggressive office memos.

Your desc is not hostile enough.  Mine was:
Description: less horrible remake of Comic Sans
 This font is an attempt to fix worst issues in the world's most reviled
 typeface while staying true to the general idea.
 You're still not supposed to actually use the font yourself, but thanks
 to fontconfig substitutions having this package installed will help you
 survive weaponized uses such as the LibreSSL announcement or a html email
 from aunt June.

Ie, using even this remake in text your write is still an offense punishable
by shooting, installing systemd on your machine then dancing on your grave,
but having it present makes _foreign_ text far more palatable.

⢀⣴⠾⠻⢶⣦⠀ We domesticated dogs 36000 years ago; together we chased
⣾⠁⢰⠒⠀⣿⡁ animals, hung out and licked or scratched our private parts.
⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀ Cats domesticated us 9500 years ago, and immediately we got
⠈⠳⣄⠀⠀⠀⠀ agriculture, towns then cities.     -- whitroth on /.

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