Bug 198922 - Review Request: dejavu-lgc-fonts
Review Request: dejavu-lgc-fonts
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-07-14 12:52 EDT by Behdad Esfahbod
Modified: 2013-01-09 20:27 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-18 12:23:33 EDT
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Description Behdad Esfahbod 2006-07-14 12:52:06 EDT
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.
Comment 1 Behdad Esfahbod 2006-07-14 12:53:26 EDT
Lacks fontconfig configuration right now.  Working on it.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2006-07-14 15:10:46 EDT
Tech ack. Are we not obsoleting Vera?

Out of curiousity, what locales does this give us *new* coverage with, outside
of Greek?
Comment 3 Behdad Esfahbod 2006-07-15 23:32:48 EDT
(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.
Comment 4 Jesse Keating 2006-07-17 13:47:38 EDT
- 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 besfahbo@redhat.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.
Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2006-07-17 15:11:02 EDT
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
build it.
Comment 6 Sarantis Paskalis 2006-07-18 02:50:22 EDT
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.

Comment 7 Matthias Clasen 2006-07-18 12:23:33 EDT
dejavu-lgc-fonts-2.8-1 should appear in rawhide tonight

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