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[bug #58831] make install-font.sh easier to find

From: Dave
Subject: [bug #58831] make install-font.sh easier to find
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 10:05:57 -0400 (EDT)
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                 Summary: make install-font.sh easier to find
                 Project: GNU troff
            Submitted by: barx
            Submitted on: Sun 26 Jul 2020 09:05:55 AM CDT
                Category: Font - others
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: New feature
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
         Planned Release: None



A recent question on the list
(http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/groff/2020-07/msg00066.html) reminded me
how nonintuitive it is to install groff fonts.

The ideal situation would be for groff to natively support modern fonts (bug
#40717).  But this is a huge undertaking requiring significant time and

An easier hurdle to clear would be to make Peter Schaffter's excellent
install-font.sh part of the groff package.  This has been discussed (see
thread starting at
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/groff/2020-04/msg00068.html) and seemed to
be generally supported (including someone volunteering to write a man page for
it), but will require some additional work.

A still lower hurdle would be to put a pointer to install-font.sh's current
home (http://www.schaffter.ca/mom/mom-06.html#install-font) in the core groff
documentation.  The script is currently mentioned only under
contrib/mom/momdoc, where only mom users are likely to look.  This is
something I could do if the previous option ends up being too high a hurdle
for the next release.


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