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

Hi Fabian,

Fabian Greffrath <fabian@debian.org> writes:

> Am Donnerstag, den 01.03.2018, 17:36 +0100 schrieb Fabian Greffrath:
>> etc. Another alternative would be to split the packages up by groups
>> of variants, or whatever.
> I think I have a better idea: In e.g. the Libreoffice font chooser the
> fonts represent themselves as
>  - Monoid
>  - Monoid HalfLoose
>  - Monoid HalfTight
>  - Monoid Loose
>  - Monoid Tight
>  - Monoisome
>  - Monoisome HalfLoose
>  - Monoisome HalfTight
>  - Monoisome Loose
>  - Monoisome Tight
> i.e. they are grouped by their tracking.
> It will probably make sense to split the package up in the same way, so
> we'd be down to "just a few hundred" font files per package.

This is a good idea. We can provide fonts with fonts-monoid-[variant]
and fonts-monoisome-[variant]

> Needless to say, probably, but I am a DD and also part of the Debian
> fonts team and I'd love to help discuss and implement a proper solution
> for the package split-up!

Feel free to suggest and join in the maintenance work :-). It was long
pending and recently I noticed that it could be already built since I've
uploaded latest fontforge to our archive. I actually didn't notice the
size of deb file until Adam mentioned about it in IRC.



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