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Re: TrueType fonts, Type1 fonts, X, and the FHS

> Hi guys,
> Okay, I guess it's time things got straightened out with regards to
> scalable fonts in Debian.

Woohoo!  I agree.

> 1) To add /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType to dexconf-generated
> XF86Config{,-4} files, to /etc/X11/fs/config, and to /etc/X11/XftConfig;
> 2) That maintainers of packages containing Type1, and TrueType fonts:
> 	A) install them to /usr/share/fonts/{truetype,type1,type3} as
> 	appropriate;
> 	B) provide fonts.scale files per existing Debian X Font Policy;
> 	C) symlink each individual font file (.pfa, .pfb, .afm, .ttf,
> 	etc.) from /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/{Type1,TrueType} to
> 	/usr/share/fonts/{truetype,type1};
> 	D) invoke update-fonts-{alias,scale,dir} as prescribed in
> 	existing Debian Policy.
> For the time being, I propose that xfonts-scalable be grandfathered and
> permitted to install files directly into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,
> though I may go ahead and change this before woody releases if testing
> demonstrates that I can do it without breaking anything.
> Is there anything I'm missing?  Any comments on the above?

Perfectly sensible, and it allows me to close a serious bug (109490) without
doing anything! :)  I agree 100%.


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