We have been looking at updating bitmap-fonts recently,
and noticed that it is still listed mandatory in the comps
So I just wondered a couple of naive questions:
- does bitmap-fonts have to be installed by default?
- what actually needs it?
> XEmacs needs it. We have an explicit reference to a LucidaTypewriter
Sure: and xorg-x11-fonts also provides LT.
I am not asking if we should drop bitmap-fonts
(though it needs to be split up and repackaged)...
the question was why are we installing it by default
and when can we stop? :)
While reviewing the output of the automated tests we run on our
packages, I noticed Heuristica Bold Italic trips our metadata sanity
test because it declares “BoldItalic” (no space) instead of the modern
“Bold Italic” (space).
(I know the report is not very easy to read because there is a lot of
problem fonts to fix)
Can you make Heuristica leave this report please?
I am interested in embedding the Libertine font within an application at
work, so that this application can produce documents using the Libertine
font. The target systems will not have the Libertine fonts installed. I
know I can distribute the font files along side the application, but it
would be nice if that was not necessary. The Libertine fonts are licensed
as GPL with a font embedding exception. The wording of the exception talks
about embedding the fonts in a "document". Would embedding the font within
the application (non-gpl) fall under the category of "document", or would
the compiled binary now fall under the terms of the GPL (which my employer
is not interested in)?
Any help or pointers to the appropriate source (possibly at Redhat) to
contact is appreciated.
Released today of lohit-malayala, lohit-tamil, lohit-telugu and
lohit-Kannada 2.4.4 Lohit fonts, see changelog for changes.
also added Makefile, so now instead of $./generate.pe
just $make will generate .ttf file for you
please see fedorahosted.org/lohit for tarball download
It wasn't obvious to me after reading the Fedora-fonts-list Info Page that
list subscription was necessary in order to post a message to the list.
It would be helpful if there was a statement saying that this was necessary
Not sure if anyone here controls that page.