Another Shameless Font Packaging Request


  1. Anonymous says:

    What do I need to do?
    Actually I was looking for a Futura based font for a D&D module.. since the original D&D items used a New Gothic or Futura depending on who you talked to.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Re: What do I need to do? <a href="” target=”_blank”>
      Don't know what to do next with it.. or how to really test them. Do we use OTF fonts?

      1. Re: What do I need to do?
        Let me ask on fedora-font-list because I'm not 100% sure myself – or you can ask nimnim on freenode (##fonts) if I don't get back to you quickly enough

      2. Re: What do I need to do?
        OTF fonts work in any application that uses fontconfig. Sadly, does not.

      3. Re: What do I need to do?
        Hmm. When I installed this RPM, I ended up with uppercase fonts for both lowercase and uppercase, even though the sample shown at: <a href="<br />
        suggests that there are separate lowercase fonts.
        Is this intentional?

        1. Re: What do I need to do?
          there are separate lowercase fonts…

          1. Re: What do I need to do?
            Yes. I mean to ask smoogespace whether he intended to only package the uppercase fonts for both lower and upper.
            Would the reason to package the font with all uppercase characters be because the desirability of seeing all text in the pretty uppercase characters, regardless of whether the author intended some to be lowercase? Or is it the packaging intended more for artists and not intended for functional daily use?

          2. Re: What do I need to do?
            I doubt it was intentional.

  2. Anonymous says:

    package cat. hehehehehe.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Droid fonts
    There's another high-quality font with extensive Unicode coverage that just became available under the Apache license: the Android font "Droid"… <a href="” target=”_blank”>
    It would be great to have this packaged for Fedora too!

    1. Re: Droid fonts
      Hey thanks for the tip! 🙂 I'm glad to hear it has been put under an open license. Garrett had mentioned it to me some weeks ago but at the time the license was still up in the air. I'll file the wishlist request and campaign for it next 🙂 🙂

      1. Anonymous says:

        Re: Droid fonts
        Sadly there are still various problems with the licensing.
        Haven't found the time to contact the Android folks about this yet. If you ping them can you make the case for a more community-friendly approach? Thanks. They may wall be convinced by the package cat :- )

        yosch <a href="” target=”_blank”>

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great font, thanks for the tip!
    Now I can throw Futura out of my font collection.

  5. I strongly, STRONGLY encourage the use of package cat in many more future requests.
    It would be nice to have something familiar that I can look at when I contemplate whether I have the time or skills to do such packaging before deciding I do not. Enough times, and the irresistable kittany of it all might make me LEARN those skills and MAKE that time.
    Yay cats!

  6. Now for the next font request you have to do a "i can has font"…
    I am frustrated with my cat, he's perfect for lolcats (100% black)), I have some neat ideas[*], but he's totally uncooperative for photo shooting (i don't blame him, he had some bad experiences when he was a kitten).
    [*] something like "the basement cat does not want you to try the latest fedora"

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