Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437689
xorg-x11-fonts-ethiopic is not exposed correctly
Last modified: 2009-10-17 16:42:07 EDT
Description of problem:
1. xorg-x11-fonts-ethiopic contains fonts in a modern TTF/OTF format. Those
fonts need to be exposed in /usr/share/fonts and not /usr/share/X11/fonts for
more apps to take advantage of them
2. the package contains two versions of the same font (in OTF and TTF format).
This is likely to confuse apps so either drop one or make two separate
conflicting packages so they're never installed at the same time on the same
system. The OTF file appears to be the most complete one based on its size so
I'd drop the TTF one (true all our apps do not support OTF fonts yet but they
are becoming common enough apps should be fixed and TTf versions needn't be
provided as workaround)
3. The package only contains the Goha-Tibeb Zemen font. It would be more
user-friendly if it was renamed goha-tibeb-zemen-fonts
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(In reply to comment #0)
> 3. The package only contains the Goha-Tibeb Zemen font. It would be more
> user-friendly if it was renamed goha-tibeb-zemen-fonts
Or xorg-goha-tibeb-zemen-fonts if you want to keep the origin clear (recommended nowadays)
If you don't care about the X core fonts backend the current basic template is sufficient, otherwise you get to play with fonts.foo and symlinking the font dir in /etc/X11/fontpath.d/
Whole package is just in terrible shape. Closing as duplicate of the Merge
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 226639 ***