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[Bug 863358] Re: [pkg] Can't easily use Ubuntu without using Ubuntu Mono


As "Ubuntu" (proportional) and "Ubuntu Mono" have different family names
it would probably make sense to split the binary packages produced into
two .debs built at the same time—this would allow installing one or the
other.  Doing this as a one-off would be painful, but it would be
relatively quick (5–10 minutes to actually change
./debian/{control,*.install} and then an hour or two testing upgrade
testing combinations) to split these at the point of doing the next

It makes sense to do this at the same time as bug #851457, as the rename
to the New Debian Font Standard packaging names requires the same
operations, and this would turn two rounds into a single round.

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  [pkg] Can't easily use Ubuntu without using Ubuntu Mono

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Bug description:
  I find the Ubuntu font fairly attractive. On the other hand, I find
  the Ubuntu Mono font unpleasant and likely to slow down my work. I
  understand it is a matter of personal taste, but the reasons should be
  obvious from the attached image.

  On popular operating systems, it is easy to use one font but not
  another, even if they are related. I suggest that this be possible on
  Ubuntu with the Ubuntu fonts too. Probably the simplest way of
  implementing this would be to package them separately.

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