Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198922
Review Request: dejavu-lgc-fonts
Last modified: 2013-01-09 20:27:16 EST
Spec URL: http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~behdad/fedora/dejavu-lgc-fonts/dejavu-lgc-fonts.spec
SRPM URL: http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~behdad/fedora/dejavu-lgc-fonts/dejavu-lgc-fonts-2.7-1.src.rpm
The DejaVu LGC fonts are high-quality Latin/Greek/Cyrillic fonts based on
Bitstream Vera fonts ((http://gnome.org/fonts/)). Its purpose is to provide a
wider range of characters while maintaining the original look and feel.
Matthias Clasen and I decided to only push the Latin/Greek/Cyrillic version into core.
Lacks fontconfig configuration right now. Working on it.
Tech ack. Are we not obsoleting Vera?
Out of curiousity, what locales does this give us *new* coverage with, outside
(In reply to comment #2)
> Tech ack. Are we not obsoleting Vera?
Not yet, as we are still evaluating it. Withdrawal is not quite out of question
> Out of curiousity, what locales does this give us *new* coverage with, outside
> of Greek?
I don't know. Most people just report whether DejaVu works for them, not LGC.
So it's a bit hard to know. The langcover.txt in the tarball is empty.
- buildroot is wrong
RPMLINT just complains about the license, but you include the license so thats OK.
Fix the buildroot and I approve.
I've added to dist-fc6 owner email@example.com
How should this go into Comps? How will it get installed on people's systems?
Please close this report when you've built for rawhide.
The proposal for test2 is to put dejavu in the default install in comps and
add a fontconfig conf file that makes dejavu the default. That will allow us
to see if people find serious issues with dejavu.
I have imported the package into cvs now, and fixed the buildroot.
I'm waiting for the mentioned fontconfig snipplet from Behdad, then I'll
Could you please package the newer 2.8 version of dejavu-lgc? As far as I can
see it has some fixes for cyrillic and hinting for greek among other things for
the lgc variant.
dejavu-lgc-fonts-2.8-1 should appear in rawhide tonight