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Bug 698440 - media-fonts/croscorefonts-1.31.0 should install /usr/share/fonts/croscorefonts/SymbolNeu.ttf or should not install 62-croscore-symbolneu.conf
Summary: media-fonts/croscorefonts-1.31.0 should install /usr/share/fonts/croscorefont...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Fonts Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-10-24 06:56 UTC by Carl Michal
Modified: 2020-10-14 18:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Carl Michal 2019-10-24 06:56:38 UTC
croscorefonts is expected to install /usr/share/fonts/croscorefonts/SymbolNeu.ttf, and in 1.23.0 it does. But with 1.31.0 SymbolNeu is missing. The fontconfig configuration file: /etc/fonts/conf.avail/62-croscore-symbolneu.conf is installed, but the font itself is missing. It seems to be missing from the source file at:

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Thomas Albers 2020-04-02 19:16:24 UTC
At one time, the glyphs in the Symbol font were used to render mathematical expressions. That function has been moved into the browser, consequently Google no longer saw a need to distribute Symbol Neu and dropped it from the package.

Symbol remains one of the four Postscript fonts and is needed to render very old PDF files.
Comment 2 Carl Michal 2020-04-02 23:08:26 UTC
It may well make sense to drop SymbolNeu (though some of us dinosaurs still find it necessary) - but if it is dropped, the package should not install 
62-croscore-symbolneu.conf which advertises SymbolNeu font as an alias for Symbol.
Comment 3 Thomas Albers 2020-04-03 16:30:18 UTC
I'd prefer to have the SymbolNeu font broken out into a separate package. That way it can be installed together with the latest version of the Chrome OS fonts. A Symbol font is unfortunately sometimes needed.
Comment 4 Carl Michal 2020-04-03 23:41:07 UTC
That would be great. The config file should get broken out with it!