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The names of the fonts in this package have been changed.  The
upstream uses the same names as the fonts in the package gsfonts.  If
I used the same names this would make imposible to use together both
packages.  So when I created the Debian packages I decided to use
other names, namely the names used by Adobe.

Afterwards I was pointed that am not allowed to use these names as
they are trademarks.  Now all new font names start with the word
`Free', it ensures the uniqueness of them.  The other part of the
names are dictionary English words, this ensures that no part of the
names is a registered trademark.

I have contacted the upstream maintainer in order to ask him how to
call the fonts, but unfortunately he went on a journey and was not
able to answer me.  Now a few months later I decided to upload new
packages to Debian with names choosed by me as the packages still use
registered trademarks.  It is possible however that in future I will
take into account the preferences of the upstream maintainer.

Note that /etc/X11/fonts/Type1/t1-cyrillic.alias contains commented
lines which if uncommented define the old font names as aliases.

This table summarizes the fontname changings:

Current Debian name       Old Debian name         Upstream name
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Free Times                Times                   Nimbus Roman No9 L
Free Helvetian            Helvetica               Nimbus Sans L
Free Helvetian Condensed  Helvetica [*]           Nimbus Sans L [*]
Free Courier              Courier                 Nimbus Mono L
Free Schoolbook           New Century Schoolbook  Century Schoolbook L
Free Avant Garde          Avant Garde Gothic      URW Gothic L
Free Bookman              Bookman                 URW Bookman L
Free Paladin              Palatino                URW Palladio L
Free Chancery             Chancery                URW Chancery L

[*] The narrowed versions of `Helvetica' are packaged with family
`Free Helvetian Condensed'.  This is so because many applications seam
to ignore fonts with width != normal when fonts with width == normal
are present.

--
Anton Zinoviev <zinoviev@debian.org>