Package Details: fonts-meta-extended-lt 4-1

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Package Base: fonts-meta-extended-lt
Description: Extended font collection meta package, ported from Infinality (lite version).
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Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: ibfonts-meta-extended-lt, xorg-fonts-type1
Provides: ibfonts-meta-extended-lt, xorg-fonts-type1
Replaces: xorg-fonts-type1
Submitter: jurf
Maintainer: CommodoreCrunch
Last Packager: CommodoreCrunch
Votes: 95
Popularity: 0.089193
First Submitted: 2017-01-08 15:58 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-05-28 19:51 (UTC)

Pinned Comments

jurf commented on 2017-01-28 09:28 (UTC)

Please do not report installation problems with AUR font packages here! I do not maintain them, if you want it fixed, report it to the respective maintainers.

Latest Comments

nTia89 commented on 2020-10-28 10:10 (UTC)

I encountered a PDF issue described here [] that I successfully fixed following the @Xiota answer; if other users loving former infinality config like me found this trick good, I suggest to add this font substitution here (since Nimbus is included in the GSfonts package that is a dependency here).


  <?xml version="1.0"?>
  <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "/etc/fonts/conf.d/fonts.dtd">

  <alias binding="same">



Let keep this project alive!

andrewkoz commented on 2018-05-18 01:32 (UTC)

Before installing note that the link is down for the ttf-impallari-cantora zip file, however it is available here:

CommodoreCrunch commented on 2018-05-16 20:26 (UTC)

@jurf Hooray. Apparently he's going to add build instructions so I'll wait on that rather than making a mess of the PKGBUILD.

jurf commented on 2018-05-16 14:35 (UTC)

BTW, Gelasio is now (finally!) available on GitHub:

nTia89 commented on 2017-12-24 18:04 (UTC)

should 'font-bh-ttf' be added as dep, since alias.conf file uses it?

rashkov commented on 2017-12-21 01:36 (UTC)

you are doing gods work. thank you! my eyes feel so much better.

I am surprised that Arch's general recommendations guide doesn't recommend this package. They just point you to the fontconfig wiki as if people are capable of curating a set of fonts and adding freetype configurations! It used to recommend people use infinality, but it should definitely recommend this instead.

Thank you again.

CommodoreCrunch commented on 2017-10-08 21:37 (UTC)

Mostly I haven't created packages for them because I haven't found a remote source that's trustworthy, includes a copy of the license, and is possible to pull from. But come to think of it, if they're licensed under the OFL anyway, I could just stick them on my GitHub.

nTia89 commented on 2017-10-08 21:30 (UTC)

I created packages (PKGBUILD and files) for the two missing font: Gelasio and WeblySleek UI. Unfortunately I don't have time to neither upload to AUR nor maintain them, so I link the .zip containing the two packages here, in the hope someone will take care of them (adopt and maintain). NB: link will expires in four weeks

CommodoreCrunch commented on 2017-10-08 20:00 (UTC)

@nTia89 I wasn't the one who initially submitted this package so this wasn't my decision, but I think the idea at the time was to give the user the choice to set up their fontconfig as they see fit, which seems like the Arch thing to do. Now that I think of it however, I think it would be good to echo something in the post_install so you see a line of text in pacman that tells you what to copy where if you want the infinality config. So I'll try that if I have a moment todayish.

nTia89 commented on 2017-10-08 10:34 (UTC) (edited on 2017-10-08 14:42 (UTC) by nTia89)

Should the package already install the .conf file in the /etc/fonts/conf.d directory, since who installs this package explicitly wants Bohoomil fonts substitution? EDIT: should WeblySleek UI be added as (optional) dependency as Gelasio, since it appears in the .conf file?

ekce commented on 2017-07-27 18:02 (UTC)

I'm aware that Sorkin has set up but my understanding is we shouldn't expect anything to be uploaded there until sometime in 2018. Why not use the much older (incomplete) version of Gelasio that's up at the googlefont's repo for now?

CommodoreCrunch commented on 2017-04-24 08:44 (UTC)

@Jristz Sorkin has set up an empty GitHub repository for Gelasio, and if there's ever any activity on it, I'll have a reliable place to pull the font from, create a package, and change the dependency on this metapackage to ttf-gelasio. Fingers crossed. But until then, that ttf-gelasio-ib dependency is there for anyone who still has the old infinality repo package lying around, because hey, that technically satisfies that dependency. Failing that, the TTF files are floating around the internet if you want to just stick them in /usr/share/fonts/TTF/. Not an ideal solution, I know.

commented on 2017-04-24 08:25 (UTC)

Why not change the ttf-gelasio-ib to ttf-gelasio? also why there is not an font-meta-extended version?

jurf commented on 2017-02-08 16:43 (UTC)

I contacted Eben Sorking regarding Gelasio and I got a response, quite quickly in fact! Here’s the reply: “Gelasio was not a complete or finished project; hence my reticence but… sometime in the next month I could probably do a new build with the new TTFA hinting and send you that. Sometime in the next year a full 1.0 version may be made and pushed out to Github for people to make use of.” @cryzed: sorry, I do not have a lot of time for experimenting at the moment, but I’ll be happy to try out once I got the opportunity.

cryzed commented on 2017-01-31 01:16 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-31 01:33 (UTC) by cryzed)

@DoctorJellyface I got some suggestions from an user called auscompgeek in the gist's comments: * * I tried this and it seems to work well for me. The configuration files seem more canonical (since "prefer" is used instead of "assign") and more complete, since they are exactly the font aliases Infinality's fontconfig was using. Currently I have activated the following configuration files and disabled 30-infinality-aliases.conf: * conf.avail.infinality/free/30-metric-aliases-free.conf * conf.avail.infinality/free/37-repl-global-free.conf * conf.avail.infinality/37-repl-webfonts.conf * conf.avail.infinality/free/60-latin-free.conf * conf.avail.infinality/free/65-non-latin-free.conf * conf.avail.infinality/free/66-aliases-wine-free.conf * conf.avail.infinality/67-override-aliases.conf It should be noted that I have ttf-dejavu installed, which places some symlinks into /etc/fonts/conf.d, everything starting with "57-dejavu-*". It overrides some of the settings made in conf.avail.infinality/free/60-latin-free.conf, seemingly (I think because of the "default" instruction?). To prevent this, I decided to also symlink conf.avail.infinality/free/60-latin-free.conf to /etc/fonts/local.conf. Could you do me a favor and try this on your end as well? If it looks good to you too, it might be preferable to simply install the "conf.avail.infinality" folder into /etc/fonts/ and then adapt the guide to link the configuration files mentioned above.

nTia89 commented on 2017-01-29 11:22 (UTC) is down, this makes package "Upstream URL" not working

jurf commented on 2017-01-28 09:28 (UTC)

Please do not report installation problems with AUR font packages here! I do not maintain them, if you want it fixed, report it to the respective maintainers.

treeshateorcs commented on 2017-01-25 10:42 (UTC)

Validating ttf-merriweather with sha256sums fails... ==> Making package: ttf-merriweather 2.000-1 (Wed Jan 25 13:40:01 MSK 2017) ==> Retrieving sources... -> Found Merriweather-Black.ttf -> Found Merriweather-BlackItalic.ttf -> Found Merriweather-Bold.ttf -> Found Merriweather-BoldItalic.ttf -> Found Merriweather-Italic.ttf -> Found Merriweather-Light.ttf -> Found Merriweather-LightItalic.ttf -> Found Merriweather-Regular.ttf -> Found OFL.txt ==> Validating source files with sha256sums... Merriweather-Black.ttf ... FAILED Merriweather-BlackItalic.ttf ... FAILED Merriweather-Bold.ttf ... FAILED Merriweather-BoldItalic.ttf ... FAILED Merriweather-Italic.ttf ... FAILED Merriweather-Light.ttf ... FAILED Merriweather-LightItalic.ttf ... FAILED Merriweather-Regular.ttf ... FAILED OFL.txt ... Skipped ==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!

jthurner commented on 2017-01-23 15:05 (UTC)

For the time being, you can still get the bohoomil font packages from here:

Awesome_Donkey commented on 2017-01-23 12:47 (UTC)

FYI everyone, is down so the two optional deps t1-cursor-ib and ttf-gelasio-ib can't be installed.

jurf commented on 2017-01-15 18:08 (UTC)

@edgard indeed they’re there, but I guess the site is out-of-date because the packages do not include them at all. Not sure what to think of this (or do actually). Regarding gsfonts, you might want to make gsfonts-extra or something instead of an equivalent.

jurf commented on 2017-01-15 17:59 (UTC)

@eigengrau @CommodoreCrunch I added Infinality’s config for aliases to this package, if you want to use it just run: sudo ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/30-infinality-aliases.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d This way it’s optional but it’s there. Also almost all packages are in the AUR now so it shouldn’t be a problem for anyone anymore.

ector commented on 2017-01-13 17:15 (UTC)

ok, now and back again to download. thank you ector

F1nny commented on 2017-01-13 16:56 (UTC)

@jthurner: Thanks for the suggestions! Yea adding the provide took care of it, was looking at it a bit backwards thinking ttf-google-fonts was req'd by noto-fonts which was req'd by fonts-meta-base so thought the package was conflicting with itself sort of thing haha, I gotcha now though :)

ector commented on 2017-01-13 16:38 (UTC)

i have this error -> Download di Merriweather-Black.ttf in corso... % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0 Warning: Transient problem: HTTP error Will retry in 3 seconds. 3 retries Warning: left. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0 Warning: Transient problem: HTTP error Will retry in 3 seconds. 2 retries Warning: left. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0 Warning: Transient problem: HTTP error Will retry in 3 seconds. 1 retries Warning: left. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0 curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 503 Service Unavailable ==> ERRORE: Impossibile scaricare L'operazione sta per essere interrotta... ==> ERRORE: Makepkg non è riuscito a compilare ttf-merriweather. ==> Riavviare la compilazione di ttf-merriweather [s/N]

edgard commented on 2017-01-12 19:23 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-12 19:31 (UTC) by edgard)

@doctorjellyface: Liberastika is on the bohomil's list of the extended package (just under Gelasio). You have to scroll to the package names, the "replacement list" is just a subset. Luxi is even listed as a substitution for "Lucida Fax". Luxi (font-bh-ttf on arch) is the "t1-bh-ib" on bohomil's list. It's the first font on the list. Regarding the URW fonts, gsfonts include some of them, not all. I'm a little too lazy right now, but will try to get a equivalent package up soon. :D

jurf commented on 2017-01-12 16:19 (UTC)

@edgard: I don't see ttf-liberistika anywhere in the original package, or the Luxi fonts. Also the URW fonts are in gsfonts. So I guess the only font left is Gelasio. @funn: thanks!

jthurner commented on 2017-01-11 16:38 (UTC)

@F1nny: ttf-google-fonts-git is a massive package which among others contains the merriweather et al fonts. The specific merriweather (etc) font packages are new, ttf-google-fonts-git is currently missing the appropriate provides/conflicts. Either a) add provide/conflicts to ttf-google-fonts and rebuild or b) if you don't need all the google fonts just install noto-fonts from the repo and remove ttf-google-fonts-git.

F1nny commented on 2017-01-11 16:22 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-13 16:58 (UTC) by F1nny)

Thanks guys! Quick question, is it just not possible to install this with plasma-integration or am I missing something? Got everything good until ttf-meriweather etc where it started complaining about breaking both fonts-meta-base and plasma-integration's deps on noto-fonts (because conflicts with ttf-google-fonts-git)? What's odd is this package requires fonts-meta-base, but then ttf-merriweather, oswald, etc all conflict with it via the ttf-google-fonts req from noto-fonts? //edited again - ttf-google just not providing all the provides, adding those fixed it, though just sticking with noto-fonts may be ideal for others :)

funn commented on 2017-01-11 07:35 (UTC)

Just wanted to say: Thank You DoctorJellyface :)

edgard commented on 2017-01-10 21:24 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-10 21:27 (UTC) by edgard)

To mimick the original "ibfonts-meta-extended-lt", theres a few fonts missing. "ttf-liberastika" is available on aur. "t1-bh-ib" which provides the Luxi font already have ttf replacement on arch extra repos: "font-bh-ttf". "t1-cursor-ib" font is already included on "xorg-fonts-misc" Guess the only fonts really missing are Gelasio and t1-urw-fonts-ib. If you want, here is the diff for the changes:

jurf commented on 2017-01-10 19:42 (UTC)

And done. I completely forgot about it at the time. If I ever say I'll do it in a moment, never believe me.

jurf commented on 2017-01-10 16:06 (UTC)

@CommodoreCrunch thanks! Only heard about that this morning and I didn't have a chance to update the package until now, it should be done within several minutes. @Awesome_Donkey I'm afraid you'll have to contact it’s maintainer for that.

Awesome_Donkey commented on 2017-01-10 12:21 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-10 12:29 (UTC) by Awesome_Donkey)

Right now it's failing to verify the integrity of ttf-courier-prime, thus the build fails. Using pacaur.

eigengrau commented on 2017-01-10 07:49 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-10 07:58 (UTC) by eigengrau)

@CommodoreCrunch Very awesome! So the only -ib packages we still need to depend on are t1-cursor-ib, ttf-gelasio-ib and ttf-heuristica-ib, it seems.

CommodoreCrunch commented on 2017-01-09 22:56 (UTC)

Mmkay, there. Now that I've slept, I've added the other four I know to exist. There are now packages for ttf-oswald, ttf-signika, ttf-merriweather, and ttf-merriweather-sans.

CommodoreCrunch commented on 2017-01-09 11:41 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-09 11:42 (UTC) by CommodoreCrunch)

@eigengrau That local.conf was also me. This font thing has been driving me nuts. I have no idea if you could/should drop that entire config into the package though. Partly because most users would still have some of those fonts missing and partly because the configuration may not be what everyone wants, particularly that <match> section at the top, which I pasted from cryzed's method of replicating infinality. Some people might just be here for a collection of fonts. I think the better option would be to put that config in the wiki somewhere.

eigengrau commented on 2017-01-09 11:20 (UTC) (edited on 2017-01-09 11:20 (UTC) by eigengrau)

Another user assembled infinality-bundle’s font substitutions to be used in /etc/fonts/local.conf. <> Would it make sense shipping them in these meta-packages (possibly to conf.avail)? Lastly, some of the font packages only ship config to conf.avail, but don’t enable it. Depending on whether you want these to serve as drop-in replacement packages for infinality-bundle users, it might make sense packaging the respective symlinks for conf.d here. Thanks for making the meta-packages!

CommodoreCrunch commented on 2017-01-09 10:51 (UTC)

Google appears to have at least five of the missing fonts in their GitHub repository. I've added Quintessential as my very first AUR package if anyone's interested. I'd add more but it's currently approaching 3 AM.