Talk:Font package guidelines

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Forum discussion -- —This unsigned comment is by Ordoviz (talk) 2020-02-27. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

This does not seem to be a topic to keep in the discussion page. Probably, best is to reference the wiki page created in the forum discussion and either one of 1) move this URL to forum discussion to the wiki page itself or 2) remove completely from here. Opinions? -- Josephgbr (talk) 20:36, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
DONE, added under "See also" -- Cmsigler (talk) 16:15, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Drop fontspace endorsement

I suggest dropping fontspace from the list of recommended download sites. They have recently changed up their site, fonts now have unique file name suffixes inside zip files with ever changing checksums. Alerque (talk) 3 July 2020 (UTC)

I packaged otf-minecraftAUR from fontspace five months ago and it still installs. I used a glob to ignore the filename suffix. What do you mean with "ever changing checksums"? It is normal that the checksum changes when a new version gets released. If the checksum changed randomly without the mantainer noticing it, that would be a problem. If fontspace causes you still trouble, move it to the bottom of the list. -- Ordoviz (talk) 06:33, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
See our fiasco with ttf-cheapskateAUR. I got different checksums downloading the same zip three times in a row, other people got consistent ones for themselves but that were different than everybody else. Alerque (talk) 10:29, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
I updated the article. -- Ordoviz (talk) 09:17, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

OTB font package naming guidelines

I propose adding naming guidelines for OTB similar to TTF and OTF. I'm not going to do it because I'm not a dev :D Currently, some OTB font files are named otb-fontname while others are fontname-otb. Perhaps they should all be otb-fontname to be consistent with TTF and OTF? Then again, the only OTB font package in the repositories is terminus-font-otb (community), so should that be renamed? Which would cause otb-terminus-font to have to replace terminus-font-otb.... Any direction from a dev with experience? HTH :) -- Cmsigler (talk) 15:04, 24 October 2020 (UTC)