Package Details: fonts-meta-extended-lt 3-1

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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: 86
Popularity: 3.569534
First Submitted: 2017-01-08 15:58
Last Updated: 2017-10-08 22:59

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jurf commented on 2017-01-28 09:28

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.

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nTia89 commented on 2017-12-24 18:04

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

rashkov commented on 2017-12-21 01:36

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

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

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

@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

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

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

@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.

Jristz commented on 2017-04-24 08:25

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

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.

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