[Bug 477448] Please convert to new font packaging guidelines

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--- Comment #3 from Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net>  2008-12-21 08:00:30 EDT ---
If your app is fontconfig-aware you can just use the default "sans" generic
font. If it isn't you really should ask upstream to fix it.

For an app that does not use fontconfig, you need to:
1. add a dep to one of the default distro font packages (one of the dejavu
fonts for example, they've been split in rawhide)
2. make your app use it, either by configuring the absolute path where this
font package installs its ttf or by symlinking this ttf somewhere else in your

You most definitely do not want to continue shipping a font file in your app,
if you don't intend to make it a proper font package or subpackage, with the
associated license audits.

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