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Bug#891855: fonts-monoid: installs no less than 4000 font files!

Package: fonts-monoid
Version: 0.61-1
Severity: wishlist

Hi there,

thank you very much for maintaining this very interesting font in
Debian. However,

$ dpkg -L fonts-monoid | grep \.ttf | wc -l

WTF is that?! This is exactly 800 different font variants per style
(Bold, Italic, Regular, Retina and Monoisone Regular).

Also, I find more than 400 MB installed size for a font package rather

$ apt-cache show fonts-monoid | grep Size
Installed-Size: 441617
Size: 2013832

I really don't think it is necessary to include *all* font variants
and combinations thereof in the Debian package. If you e.g. visit the
Monoid homepage at https://larsenwork.com/monoid/ and click the
"Download" button, you receive a nice ZIP file which contains 4 files
with only the base variants for each style.

I strongly suggest to split the package up into at least a
fonts-monoid package which includes the four base variants as well as
fonts-monoisome and fonts-monoid-extra, which includes all the other
variants. Or, maybe even better, split it up into more -extra
packages, e.g. fonts-monoid-regular-extra, fonts-monoid-italic-extra,
etc. Another alternative would be to split the packages up by groups
of variants, or whatever. However, the packages need a big fat warning
regarding their installed size and the sheer number of installe dfont

Thank you!

 - Fabian

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'experimental'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.14.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

-- no debconf information

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