Fonts in the Graphics Meta

imag1nary number imag1narynumber at
Tue Jul 21 01:21:29 BST 2009

> Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 11:21:15 -0700
> Subject: Fonts in the Graphics Meta
> From: afterthebeep at
> To: ubuntu-studio-devel at
> 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...
> -Eric Hedekar

I agree that this is a good idea.  I also agree with Cory K. in that only the free fonts would be bundled.  And of course, those are the ones that should be used for paying gigs anyhow. :-)

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