Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473570
Restore dejavu deps
Last modified: 2008-12-08 07:43:01 EST
Upstream now bundles dejavu in its windows-oriented installers.
Unfortunately the Fedora OO.o package has dropped its deps on dejavu.
That means documents created under windows OO.o with the bundled dejavu fonts won't work under Fedora in all cases. We're now inciting OO.o users to standardise on Arial and Times New Roman
Please put the DejaVu dependencies back
For Fedora 11, that would be one or several of
I don't really want to require fonts that are not required to guarantee that the associated language of a langpack can at least be rendered, or are not "critical" fonts. I see the Liberation fonts as critical because they are the only fonts that we have that match the MS Times New Roman etc group and enable interoperable layout for MSOffice documents. I don't really see the dejavu fonts in the same light as "OOo really needs them to be sure to work" to enforce a requires on them
As I wrote, not requiring DejaVu when it's installed in the windows version effectively negates the FLOSS advocacy efforts that went into making SUN bundle dejavu.
We're back to square one "Arial is the only font available on every system"
You say the Liberation fonts are critical, but that's a self-fulfilling profecy when no effort is made to make any FLOSS font a viable alternative (and we do not control Liberation, as it has to follow every change MS decides, and besides Liberation does not match the coverage of all the proprietary Arial or TNR variants out there)
Well I'd disagree, but not sufficiently to go against the desire to have a requires on the dejavu family so I'll stick a requires in for dejavu-fonts-sans, dejavu-fonts-serif, dejavu-fonts-sans-mono. Does that fit what you want ?
That would fit nicely. Thank you
[caolan@Nom ~]$ rpm -q --requires openoffice.org-core | grep deja | xargs
dejavu-fonts-sans dejavu-fonts-sans-mono dejavu-fonts-serif
[caolan@Nom ~]$ rpm -q openoffice.org-core