[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#884592: Bug#884592: fonts-fantasque-sans: variants use the same name, making them unusable in most programs
Adam Borowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> 1. Ship one variant in the fontconfig path and rest variants are placed
>> under /usr/share/fantasque-sans and mention this in NEWS and
> That'd require manual action of the user, and wouldn't be easily
Yeah that is my thought also.
>> 2. Provide different variants as part of fonts-fantasque-sans-[variant]
> I'd rather split OTF vs TTF vs WOFF vs SVG -- an user hardly ever needs more
> than one format.
OK sounds correct.
>> 1 is bit ugly as user needs to put right variant into their fontconfig
>> path. 2nd one is elegant but then we some how need to handle the
>> transition. Question will be what will fonts-fantasque-sans meta package
>> will depend on :-).
> I'd go with 3. encode variant in the "family" field.
> If you look at some other fonts (better visible in a GTK2 font picker rather
> than in the GTK3 one), you can find variants usually presented as families,
> such as "Comic Neue" vs "Comic Neue Angular".
So what should be new package names?. Tell me from below which sounds
fonts-fantasque-noloopk-sans-ttf or fonts-fantasque-sans-noloopk-ttf
Basically fonts-fantasque-[variant]-sans-[type] or fonts-fantasque-sans-[variant]-[type]
Let me know which sounds correct. For me second one seems correct, but
I'm open to suggestion.