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[Pkg-fonts-devel] Packaging a font already provided by texlive?

Hello pkg-fonts-devel developers,


I've got a question about packaging a font already provided by one of the texlive packages in Debian system.


Fandol fonts [1] provides open source Chinese fonts under GPLv3 license (with fonts exception). It is now provided by "texlive-lang-chinese" package:




However, these fonts are not only useful for typesetting but also useful if they could be used by system fontconfig. As a result, I want to create and (co-)maintain a package "fonts-fandol" for them.


I'm not sure what to do next. I tried to create a pure-symlink package [2] and introduce "texlive-lang-chinese" as a dependency, which works. But I'm not quite sure if Debian will accept such a package.


Or should I package a completely new package (and causes file duplication)? Any suggestions?






Boyuan Yang


[1] https://www.ctan.org/pkg/fandol

[2] https://anonscm.debian.org/git/collab-maint/fonts-fandol.git

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