Bug#360829: xfonts-cronyx-75dpi: why culture::taiwanese?

Enrico Zini enrico at enricozini.org
Wed Nov 8 18:10:47 CET 2006

On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 11:00:45PM +0300, Anton Zinoviev wrote:

> In my opinion it is not useful to give culture:bulgarian or
> culture:russian to any font package because most fonts in Debian
> support both Bulgarian and Russian and such tags won't be very useful
> to the users looking for Bulgarian or Russian culture.  Moreover
> xfonts-{bolkhov,cronyx}-* have today only marginal use since people
> now use scalable fonts.  (One possible exception is perhaps t1-teams
> because in this font the look of some of the letters is typical
> Bulgarian fashion and is not used outside of Bulgaria.)

I agree that unicode fonts that cover most cultures shouldn't have
culture::* tags.

I don't agree with the idea that since xfonts-{bolkhov,cronyx}-* are not
used anymore they shouldn't have the culture::* tags: if a package is
useless I think it should be removed from the archive, but its nature
shouldn't change with how many people use it.

> On the other hand for less supported languages it is useful to give
> the culture:LANG tags to the fonts that support the particular
> language.  For example currently most of the fonts in Debian do not
> support the non-Slavic Cyrillic languages.  In particular
> xfonts-{bolkhov,cronyx}-* do not support the Mongolian language and
> hence culture:mongolian can not be given to them.


> The following the list of the culture:LANG tags with non-Slavic
> Cyrillic LANG for the font packages I maintain:
> xfonts-terminus, console-terminus
> culture:azerbaijani,buryat,bashkir,chuvash,kyrgyz,kazakh,mongolian,ossetic,tajik,uzbek
> ttf-arhangai
> culture:mongolian
> t1-cyrillic
> culture:abkhaz,bashkir,buryat,chuvash,kazakh,kyrgyz,mongolian,ossetic,tajik,uzbek

ttf-arhangai seems to be already properly tagged.

In the case of xfonts-terminus, wouldn't it fit in the case of
fonts supporting already most languages and thus not needing culture::*

In the case of t1-cyrillic, most of those culture::* tags do not
currently exist, and some are of cultures I do not know.  Should I
create all of them?  Some of them?  Can some be grouped?  Would you like
to take care of ensuring those tags are attached to the proper packages?



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