Bug#891855: fonts-monoid: installs no less than 4000 font files!
Fabian Greffrath <email@example.com> 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]
> 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.