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Bug 152735 - media-fonts/freefonts missing garamond
Summary: media-fonts/freefonts missing garamond
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Fonts Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-10-24 19:00 UTC by Martin Meyer
Modified: 2009-01-08 12:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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media-fonts/ttf-jgaramond (ttf-jgaramond-1.ebuild,545 bytes, text/plain)
2007-04-24 19:55 UTC, Petr Pisar

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Description Martin Meyer 2006-10-24 19:00:24 UTC
I've noticed this month that I only seem to have Garamond Medium-Italic installed on my system, so I set out on a quest to find Garamond Regular. Garamond Medium-Italic comes from the free-fonts package, no other version of Garamond seems to be included.  Re-emerging free-fonts hasn't helped so I've concluded that all other versions of Garamond must be missing..?

Does anyone else have the Garamond font installed and if so can you tell what package it's installed by? I think this might have been a packaging mistake.
Comment 1 Petr Pisar 2007-04-24 19:55:37 UTC
Created attachment 117168 [details]

This ebuild provides Jan Thor's Garamond fonts. They are TTF in roman, italic and bold form. bold-italic is missing.
Comment 2 Martin Meyer 2009-01-07 14:01:40 UTC
Did that ebuild ever get added to portage? I don't see it in here. Would this be useful to include? Garamond is a pretty normal font for Windows users I think, I seem to receive content with that font frequently.
Comment 3 Petr Pisar 2009-01-07 14:20:49 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Did that ebuild ever get added to portage?

If `that' is ttf-jgaramond, then no. It's self-made ebuild for free-as-speech font similar to proprietary Garamond.

Unfortunately Jan Thor abandoned the maintenance so I can't see reasonable chance to include it into portage. Actually I have small modifications to this font, so maybe I could take maintenance of the font (not ebuild---I'm not Gentoo developer) over.
Comment 4 Peter Volkov (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-01-08 12:25:27 UTC
Petr, thank you for ebuild. BTW, you can maintain ebuild in sunrise overlay:

So if you have time/will to maintain ttf-jgaramond package you can also maintain ebuild there...

Some information from how to get this font is on ttf-jgaramond
page :
"If you want to use a Garamond font that comes for free, I recommend using the Garamond that ships with recent versions of the Microsoft OS. If you want a font with support for a wide range of characters, I recommend Arial Unicode. And if you need a good-looking Garamond type, I recommend you to purchase Adobe Garamond Pro. Although it’s not free, it is a really great looking font with a lot of neat stuff, like true small caps and old style figures."

Also you can substitute system wide this Garamond font on any font you wish using fontconfig.

Thus current resolution is... I'm unaware about free and maintained Garamond fonts for linux, and existed project are unmaintained now. You have either use fonts from windows or buy font or substitute it somehow. So currently I just can't fix this bug.