Package Details: ttf-raleway-variable 4.101-1

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Package Base: raleway-font
Description: An elegant sans-serif font family, now 9 weights and italic style
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Licenses: OFL
Provides: raleway-font-variable
Submitter: alerque
Maintainer: alerque (lightdot)
Last Packager: alerque
Votes: 49
Popularity: 0.052861
First Submitted: 2020-08-27 14:04 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-08-29 19:08 (UTC)

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alerque commented on 2020-08-03 09:59 (UTC)

@lightdot Actually you didn't miss it, you added me once before then removed me after you disagreed with a change I made ;-) It's okay I understand the logic, the honest truth is that what upstream to use for this is not clear since the "official" League version is out of date and not one or two but THREE forks are clearly in better shape than the official one. Switching to them will be disruptive and my current plan is to keep the status quo with AUR packages until the upstream situation is cleaned up. I'm now officially working with the League to integrate the forks and get the official repos up to date. I'll update AUR packages as that work bears fruit.

See also tracking progress on this on

alerque commented on 2020-07-24 06:41 (UTC)

Updates for this are in the works, but it's complicated. There are so many forks and different hands in the pie it's not an easy option to use the‌ "latest". Weight changes will break peoples' usage.

I'm actually recently joined as a developer for The League of Movable Type now and am working on integrating the forks to this into the upstream repository. This package will be updated to use the releases as merged back there (which yes will include the latest and greatest).

Score_Under commented on 2020-07-22 16:12 (UTC)

If this is targeting a specific version of the font, it may be worth pinning to a single git hash rather than "master" on the repos

Eisfunke commented on 2020-07-19 01:49 (UTC)

Great news: I just saw that there has been further work on Raleway. See

The 4.020 version has been stabilized and extended into version 4.025, which is also used by Google Fonts now. I suggest switching this package over to the new repo.

otf-impallari-raleway-family could then be merged into this repo as there is now a single newest stable version.

Eisfunke commented on 2020-07-19 01:44 (UTC)

Great news: I just saw that there has been further work on Raleway. See

The 4.020 version has been stabilized and extended into version 4.025, which is also used by Google Fonts now. I suggest switching this package over to the new repo.

Since it's stable now, merging into otf-raleway for a single package using 4.025 could be worth a thought as well.

lightdot commented on 2020-07-14 12:29 (UTC)

@caleb, I seem to have missed this font when adding you, done now

freswa commented on 2020-07-05 19:57 (UTC)

Could you please remove xorg-font-utils from the dependency array?

alerque commented on 2020-03-12 16:36 (UTC)

@lightdot A long time ago you added me as a co-maintainer on a lot of the league font packages. I'm working on some more font package cleanup across the AUR and would like to address this one too (obsolete dependencies, split OTF vs TTF packages, etc.). Would you mind adding me?

chelqo commented on 2020-02-08 23:18 (UTC)

Thanks @Ordoviz for letting me know. For a while now I have been removing googlefonts as a source of PKGBUILDs as much as possible, it has that habit of changing files and .zip files without even modifying the font version. Fortunately in this case I could find on a repository of the author of this package from which to download each ttf file and the other documents.

Ordoviz commented on 2020-02-08 14:59 (UTC) does not pass the validity check.

chelqo commented on 2018-08-14 14:30 (UTC)

Excellent clarification @caleb, thanks. Unfortunately the main site of the developer has been down for a long time, we only have to see the progress.

alerque commented on 2018-08-03 10:56 (UTC)

@mytbk The 4.x font series has not been released yet, it is an ongoing development work and the repository is a mess. The latest full release of the font is still the 3.x series which can be installed with the ttf-raleway package. You can setup an alias on your system or user account if you'd rather use this, but this package shouldn't add such an alias because the upstream hasn't named it that yet and the only real way to compare versions is by having different names like this.

chelqo commented on 2018-05-10 23:29 (UTC)

The sources site has been down for several months. Without success I tried to communicate with the designer of the typographical sources since the beginning of the year, unfortunately we still have no information on where to download the updates.

mytbk commented on 2018-04-08 08:29 (UTC)

The installed font is named Raleway-v4020. We need a font name alias from Raleway to Raleway-v4020.

lightdot commented on 2018-03-06 04:32 (UTC) (edited on 2018-03-06 04:34 (UTC) by lightdot)

The Arch font packaging guidelines seem to be few and far between.

Most of the lmt-fonts packages have had both OTF and TTF variants included by the original packager, although the package name suggest only the latter. Perhaps they should have been named lmt-fonts-raleway, etc. in the first place... or broken up into two packages? I'm open to suggestions on how to handle this, I'd just prefer to have all League of Moveable Type font packages behave the same.

The 18 variant version of the Raleway available on the FontSquirrel seems to come from the fork made by Pablo Impallari. His version has already been packaged as otf-impallari-raleway-family and ttf-impallari-raleway-family in AUR. In any case, I'd prefer not to stray from the original upstream source, as I can't judge what are their reasons for not updating the font in their repo...

alerque commented on 2018-02-24 11:00 (UTC)

The Github project is 8 years out of date, there have been 18 variants in this family for ages. Until The League gets their act together on Github this should package some other release, for example the download from FontSquirrel.

alerque commented on 2018-02-24 08:13 (UTC)

Do you know where any Arch font packgaging guidelines talk about including both OTF & TTF forms in the same packgae or not? And also package naming guidelines. I'm wondering if either OTF should be dropped from this package or whether I should drop the OTF package entirely.

Marcel_K commented on 2018-02-16 17:36 (UTC)

Fixed. However, I was the co-maintainer of this package, but have no interest in it. Please adopt if you want.

Eisfunke commented on 2018-01-11 21:55 (UTC)

The link the package is trying to get from ( seems to be down, it gives a 404.

chelqo commented on 2017-06-08 17:43 (UTC)

The updated fonts do not include the ".ttf" files, but they contain the ".otf" files, so the new package with the updates of this font is this:

chelqo commented on 2013-04-25 04:30 (UTC)

ready! :-) thanks

SuperBo commented on 2013-04-23 01:40 (UTC)

Please update, new version is 2.1

chelqo commented on 2012-08-21 04:19 (UTC)

Impallari fonts sample sheet: