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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/fonts/dejavu-ttf

On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 01:50:12AM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
 > > One more comment (sorry, this will probably muddle things): I don't
 > > really like it that a TrueType font package depends on anything X11;
 > > that's an incorrect dependency, IMO.  I don't know the ins and outs of
 > > all font formats, so I'm talking just about TrueType here, but if there
 > > are pkgsrc font packages for fonts in formats other than TrueType that
 > > do not have an inherent coupling with X11, I don't think they should
 > > depend on anything X11 either.
 > Well, in principle all fonts should depend on fontconfig and explicitly
 > call fc-cache on installation. That would essentially pull in the same
 > set of dependencies too. Frankly, this whole discussion is somewhat
 > ridiculous to me given the size of the dependencies compared to Perl
 > itself.

Fonts definitely ought to work better. I have become reasonably
convinced that fontconfig isn't the answer, though.

Another possible reason to install fonts on a server machine: serving
web fonts via http.

David A. Holland

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