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Month: September 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Can't install Trinity nightly builds on lucid - Missing "ttf-bitsream-vera"

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 03:19:52 -0400
On 2011/09/27 07:54 (GMT+0100) Lisi composed:

> Felix Miata wrote:

>>  That's a bizarre dependency. DejaVu is a modern, supported and heavily
>>  maintained superset of the anachronism that is Vera, so as long as DejaVu
>>  is installed or installable, Vera should be not be required.

> Yes.  But from some points of view DejaVu is not as "good".

Do you have anything to document that? Do you know what superset means? 
DejaVu's available charset is vastly larger, and continues to grow, since 
it's FOSS and under constant development.

> It will be a sad
> day when Bitstream Vera is unavailable because it is considered an
> anachronism.

It's an anachronism because it's development ceased years ago. I've not 
installed it on any system in several years. Few if any would be able to 
detect any difference between 
loaded on a Vera-only system and a DejaVu-only system.
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