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Bug#91257: re-proposing this

On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 12:46:04AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:

>                 fonts shipped, such as their license information).  If one
>                 or more of the fonts so packaged are necessary for proper
>                 operation of the package with which they are associated the
>                 font package may be Recommended; if the fonts merely
>                 provide an enhancement, a Suggests relationship may be
>                 used.  Packages must not Depend on font packages.

Why should packages that require a particular font package for
operation (and indeed normally require that package to be installed on
the local system AND the remote system) not depend on their font

I ask since AbiWord is exactly one such package.  
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