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A page of the Fonts Special Interest Group

FESCO approved on 2008-12-17 a proposal to consolidate all the fonts packaging guidelines and associated materials in a single helper package. As a result:

Technical implementation

Creating font packages or subpackages in Fedora is done using the fontpackages-devel package[1]. Its sources are published on pagure in archive and git formats.

It contains a set of commented fontconfig templates, and the two official Fedora fonts spec templates:

  • a simple template for font source packages containing a single font family,
  • a complex template for font source packages containing several different font families.

While this package has been created by Fedora for Fedora its content should be pretty generic. Apart from the occasional reference to this wiki as documentation source, it should not include any blatant Fedora-ism.

fontpackages evolutions can be discussed on the Fonts SIG mailing list.

  1. Built from the fontpackages srpm.

Fonts in Fedora
The Fonts SIG takes loving care of Fedora fonts. Please join this special interest group if you are interested in creating, improving, packaging, or just suggesting a font. Any help will be appreciated.