Fonts in the Graphics Meta

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Mon Jul 20 23:58:27 BST 2009

On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 07:11:19AM EST, Eric Hedekar wrote:
> 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.

When someone has a list, please let me know and I'll get the seeds updated to support this, as a little infrastructure work is needed to make this work.


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