cvs commit: ports/x11-fonts Makefile ports/x11-fonts/indic-ttf
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thierry at FreeBSD.org
Thu Apr 3 17:46:38 UTC 2008
Le Jeu 3 avr 08 à 8:31:50 +0200, Thierry Thomas <thierry at FreeBSD.org>
> >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
With regards to these explanations, I think that it's better to keep
these two separate ports.
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