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FS#50776 - [texlive-publishers] xcookybooky requires emerald.sty

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Fabian Franke (Schrödingers Zombie) - Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 15:10 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Thursday, 20 October 2016, 13:26 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned   Reopened
Assigned To Rémy Oudompheng (remyoudompheng)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
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The included LaTeX-package xcookybooky with the option "handwritten" requires a file emerald.sty. This file is not installed with this package and I couldn't even find it in the repository nor the aur.

To repuduce try to compile the atached MWE.
This task depends upon

Comment by Rémy Oudompheng (remyoudompheng) - Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 14:26 GMT
Hello, the handwritten option requires the "Emerald" fonts (as described on the package homepage which are non-free so we cannot package them.

You may choose to download them manually and install them in /usr/local/share/texmf.


Comment by Fabian Franke (Schrödingers Zombie) - Thursday, 20 October 2016, 13:26 GMT
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I've contacted the author of the emerald TeX package.
The LaTeX bindings are under LPPL and therefor freely distributable, the fonts themselves don't seem to have a free license but are also freely distributable - as long as the .txt files (in the doc folder) are distributed alongside with them.

The "Li­cense that pre­vents dis­tri­bu­tion" seems to be an error of the CTAN team. I'm trying to get in touch with them to resolve this issue.
But the information regarding distributabillity are stated in the package itselve, so I don't see any problem with packaging it.