Fonts in the Graphics Meta

Eric Hedekar afterthebeep at
Mon Jul 20 22:11:19 BST 2009

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 1:51 PM, Cory K.<coryisatm at> wrote:
> Eric Hedekar wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>> I was up late working on a poster and for the life of me couldn't find
>> the perfect font for the job.  That's when I did an 'apt-cache search
>> font' and realized that there's a massive cornucopia of font packages
>> in the repositories awaiting my install.  That's when I thought to
>> myself:  "Self, why aren't these font packages part of the Ubuntu
>> Studio graphics meta package?"
>> I think it would be organizationally best (if the list concurs that
>> fonts in the graphics package would be good) to have a font meta
>> package that is in turn a dependency of the graphics meta (simply
>> because the sheer number of font packages would clutter the graphics
>> package if added directly).  The other question on my mind is "would
>> it be okay to include non-free fonts in this meta?" and for that I
>> turn the floor over to those more experienced...
> I think this is a great idea actually. But, we should only ship free fonts.
> @Eric: Could you compile a list of font packages available in Main and
> Universe?

When I find the time, I'll gladly jump on this.  If someone beats me
to it however, I won't be the least bit upset.



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