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Re: xft and xfree86-truetype-fonts

Hi all,

On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 10:27:22PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 04:59:52PM -0700, Michael Cardenas wrote:
> > The new redhat beta, limbo, uses xft and a package called
> > xfree86-truetype-fonts for displaying schweet looking fonts. 
> > 
> > These packages are not included in the 4.2.0 series of debs. Do they
> > just have different names? Is there some reason we don't include them?
> Well, why don't you tell us what files are in those packages, and maybe
> we can tell you if they come from the XFree86 source package or not?

According to www.rpmfind.net, Red Hat's XFree86-truetype-fonts package


> * The name of a Red Hat package is not particularly meaningful.
> * As far as I've been able to tell I'm shipping just about everything
>   new that there is to ship.
> * Do you read debian-devel, debian-legal, or Debian Weekly News?  You
>   might interested to learn that most "schweet" TrueType fonts are
>   non-free.  Red Hat cares a lot less about licensing than Debian does.
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2002/debian-devel-200208/msg00080.html

i.e. XFree86-truetype-fonts in Red Hat corresponds to the
     xfonts-scalable-nonfree package in Debian.  :-)



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