Fonts spec template notes

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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.

Notes:

  1. Thus Sourceforge is not a foundry


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