Package Details: otf-crimson-text 1:2014.06-1

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Package Base: otf-crimson-text
Description: A font family for book production in the tradition of beautiful oldstyle typefaces
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Keywords: font
Licenses: OFL
Submitter: hilton
Maintainer: Morn (Marcel_K)
Last Packager: Morn
Votes: 22
Popularity: 0.007603
First Submitted: 2010-12-19 16:50
Last Updated: 2017-01-18 19:02

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Marcel_K commented on 2015-06-21 13:32

Well done, good solution to download a specific revision and nice you thought about epoch.

About the other fonts: I'll look at them the next few weeks.

Morn commented on 2015-06-21 13:18

P.S. I've added you as a co-maintainer to all my font packages just in case you notice something else. :-)

Morn commented on 2015-06-21 10:57


Marcel_K commented on 2015-06-20 20:19

I'm here again. ;) The URL isn't valid, should be

If a package downloads the latest Git resources, like this one does, it should be suffixed with -git. It should also contain a pkgver function (see the Wiki for details).

The source files have been changed, please check your $srcdir to see where they reside nowadays. Next time you upload a package that hasn't had much attention lately, please check if it builds correctly before committing.

The call to fc-cache should be with flag -s nowadays.

You should add a maintainer line with your name and (obfuscated) email address.

If you make these changes, please upload them as a new package (named 'otf-crimson-git' (the "text" part has been dropped)) and file a merge request.

hilton commented on 2015-03-31 14:20

I'm disowning this one as it is not working as intended and I'm busy at the moment. Feel free to adopt, cheers!

lenzenmi commented on 2015-02-06 03:47

The directory structure in the git repo has changed.

I had to change the last install line to the following

install -m644 Desktop\ Fonts/OTF/*.otf "$pkgdir/usr/share/fonts/OTF/"

hilton commented on 2014-04-05 13:51

Since the author has no plans of releasing the otf fonts, I tried updating the package to install the otf fonts from the last tag on github, so this package does not automatically update like -git packages. I hope this is the correct way of doing it, cheers.

Markus00000 commented on 2013-10-23 12:20

No problem. Your suggestion seems reasonable.

hilton commented on 2013-10-23 12:17

I thought I had answered you already! As you mentioned there is no official release for the otf font, despite the author updates to the font. I believe the best thing would be to make an otf-crimson-text-git with the latest font from github. While this one will be updated when/if the author make a new release for otf fonts.

Markus00000 commented on 2013-10-10 06:11

I flagged the package and hope this is correct. The author moved the fonts to GitHub ( Crimson-Roman.otf from SourceForge is 223K, from GitHub it's 249K. I couldn't find a version string.

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