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Revision as of 11:47, 20 December 2008

A page of the Fonts Special Interest Group

The following comments are intended to help new packagers understand the Fedora official fonts spec templates:

  • our simple template, intended for source packages that ship a single font family,
  • our multi template, intended for source packages that ship several different font families

Naming

Replace <FONTNAME> with something appropriate such as foundryname-fontname. For Fedora purposes a “foundry” is an entity that publishes a set of fonts with consistent QA rules[1].

If fontname already includes the font or fonts affix, drop it.

Fontconfig ruleset(s)

fontconf is the optional fontconfig ruleset for the fonts being packaged. For more information on choosing the right fontconfig priorities, see this page.

Font versions

Do not trust font metadata versionning[2], unless you've checked upstream does update versions on file changes. When in doubt use the timestamp of the most recent font file as version, for example 20081231.

Notes:

  1. Thus Sourceforge is not a foundry
  2. The metadata embedded in TTF or OTF files.


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