cvs commit: ports/x11-fonts Makefile ports/x11-fonts/indic-ttf
Makefile distinfo pkg-descr pkg-plist
danfe at FreeBSD.org
Fri Apr 4 09:16:03 UTC 2008
On Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 07:26:52PM +0200, Thierry Thomas wrote:
> Le Jeu 3 avr 08 ? 8:31:50 +0200, Thierry Thomas <thierry at FreeBSD.org>
> ?crivait :
> > >It seems that we already have `x11-fonts/fonts-indic' port; maybe these
> > >two can be merged, no?
> > These two projects seem different, but thanks for the notice: I'll ask
> > the maintainer about it.
> According to the maintainer, the principal differences are:
> 1) The source from Debian (x11-fonts/indic-ttf) is a more complex set
> of font families, where the source from Gentoo (x11-fonts/fonts-indic)
> contains only the Lohit family (and not every people love it ;-) ).
> 2) The Lohit subset family from Debian hasn't the support for the Malayalam
> language, until now, because for an old problem it doesn't work very well
> with the actual rendering engine, where the source from Gentoo has, in any
> 3) The fonts from Debian (x11-fonts/indic-ttf) are from the Debian unstable
> and are more updated than ones from Gentoo (x11-fonts/fonts-indic), that
> are from the Gentoo stable.
> In fact the real modification date of the fonts of the former is
> ~ Sun May 6 13:0:0 2007, where the real modification date of the fonts
> of the later is >= 2004, <= January 2007 and , in the Gentoo source,
> only the Lohit Malayalam support has a real modification date of
> January 2008.
> With regards to these explanations, I think that it's better to keep
> these two separate ports.
Fair enough; all I can add is that bringing the above explanation
(probably in its refined and shortened form) to pkg-descr/pkg-message of
either or both ports (or even as a Makefile comment) might be a good
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