[Bug 843202] Please stop renaming the font

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Thu Jul 26 09:45:05 UTC 2012


--- Comment #3 from Benedikt Morbach <benedikt.morbach+fedora at googlemail.com> ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> In the latest version, 5.3.0, upstream takes that naming now. so this isn't
> a bug.

Sorry if I sound confused here, but I downloaded the OTF Version because I
thought that is superior and should be used (the upstream website seems to
suggest that), but the names are as I said.

(In reply to comment #2)

I agree that this is mainly a Windows <--> Linux problem, because I don't know
a way to do font aliases on Windows.

LibreOffice (checked 3.5.5) ships a variant of this font, but it is called
"Linux Libertine G".
This is incompatible with the Fedora naming, so users have to download the font
from the website anyway, if they want to exchange documents.

Why exactly do you want TTF on Windows?
My impression was that OTF would support more features, such as smallcaps,
alternates or ligatures (as seen here:
http://www.linuxlibertine.org/index.php?id=87&L=1 ).
So I don't see a reason to prefer the TTF variant over the OTF variant.

I suggest to use the "Linux Libertine O" name for future releases.

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