F21 Self Contained Change: Lohit Odia Gurumukhi font naming

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Mon Mar 3 14:31:37 UTC 2014

= Proposed Self Contained Change: Lohit Odia Gurumukhi font naming  =

Change owner(s): Pravin Satpute <psatpute at redhat.com> 

This is a change to make Lohit Oriya fonts name as per the guidelines by 
Odisha governement and improve Lohit Punjabi font name to avoid confusion 
between Arabic and Gurumukhi script fonts. It will change Lohit Oriya fonts to 
Lohit Odia and Lohit Punjabi to Lohit Gurumukhi. 

== Detailed description ==
Lohit fonts upstream is going to change two fonts name. Font name changes and 
detailed information is as follows

Lohit Oriya to Lohit Odia:
Odia language name was improperly translated and written as a Oriya. This has 
been corrected by Government of India in 2011 and it is called as a Odia now. 
Reference for same [1]. Discussion regarding same happened in Lohit fonts 
upstream [2] and it has been decided to change Lohit Oriya fonts name to Lohit 

Lohit Punjabi to Lohit Gurumukhi:
Punjabi is a language and written by two script Arabic and Gurumukhi. Generic 
font name like Punjabi often create confusion whether this font is belonged to 
writing Punjabi in Arabic script or Gurumukhi script. It has become important 
to change font name from Lohit Punjabi to Lohit Gurumukhi. Lohit upstream has 
already accepted this change [3] and looks will release fonts with this name. 

== Scope == 
Developers need to accomplish following things.
* Upstream release with proposed font name changes. 
* New package request with corrected font names in upstream in Fedora by 
obsoleting existing packages. 
* Notifying Anaconda and Libreoffice langpacks to install renamed packages. 

Proposal owners:
* Working in upstream for release with names
* new package request.
* notifying package using Lohit fonts for updating it. 

Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
* Anaconda need to update default fonts installation list.
* Libreoffice lang pack requires need to change. 

Release engineering: No, mass rebuild required. 

Policies and guidelines: No change in policies and guideline. 

Change Wrangler note: a wider coordination is required for this Change but the 
scope is limited and will be covered by Change Owner.

[1] http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/parliament-passes-bill-to-change-orissa-s-name-93888
[2] http://www.redhat.com/archives/lohit-devel-list/2013-December/msg00001.html
 [3] http://www.redhat.com/archives/lohit-devel-list/2013-December/msg00009.html
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