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Package Details: ttf-arphic 2-1

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Package Base: ttf-arphic
Description: Arphic public licensed fonts
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: Auguste
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: Auguste
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2012-08-16 09:33
Last Updated: 2015-06-15 05:34

Latest Comments

Hexcles commented on 2017-01-27 04:29

This package is now obsolete. Please install ttf-arphic-{uming,ukai} from [extra] and ttf-arphic-extra from AUR instead.

Hexcles commented on 2017-01-20 23:44

After a bit of research, I found out that some of the fonts are actually in the [extra] repo already:

* ttf-arphic-uming is an extended collection of "AR PL Mingti2L Big5" (bsmi00lp) and "AR PL SungtiL GB" (gbsn00lp.ttf)
* ttf-arphic-ukai is an extended collection of "AR PL KaitiM Big5" (bkai00mp) and "AR PL KaitiM GB" (gkai00mp).

The above four fonts were in the first batch of Arphic Public Fonts and are truly "free". Now there are two other fonts released later in the second batch which are not in [extra] (and many other distributions):
AR PL MingU20-L (arplmingu20lt) & AR PL BaoSong2GBK (arplbaosong2gbklt)

There is a reason for that: these two fonts are not really free; they are licensed under a modified version of APL which forbids any for-profit use.

I guess it's best to abandon this AUR package. I'll create a new AUR package with the two non-profit-only fonts with the correct license for anyone who needs them. Most people, however, should just install ttf-arphic-{uming,ukai} from [extra].

Auguste commented on 2012-10-23 02:44

i can't find the cjkunifonts you mentioned in the repo.

i am not a font expert, all i can say is the fonts packaged here have different font names to ttf-arphic-ukai and ttf-arphic-uming.

anyway, most arphic fonts looks quite alike. you may as well totally skip this package.

shmilee commented on 2012-10-23 00:33