Alternatives to ttf-google-fonts-git?

I'll get straight to the point: I'm getting too frequent updates of ttf-google-fonts-git. I have slow bandwidth (~7-8mbps) and every time I update, I have to wait about an hour or two just for this to download and update my whole system. I have no clue what I could do to solve this. I've tried installing ttf-google-fonts-typewolf to reduce the filesize but it failed to build. I am not sure if removing it will break my system (I won't test it to find out). Is there a possible way to pause updates for it? Are there alternatives to it I could replace it with instead? Thanks.

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This is a big package, so when it updates it's going to take a long time.

It's a -git package, so will update every time there's a commit to the upstream repository. If the repository is active then you'll see many updates.

Depends whether there are specific fonts available. You could also download only the fonts you want rather than using a megapack like this. Alternatively,

You can pass --ignore ttf-google-fonts-git so any update to this package is skipped, or you can add it to the IgnorePkg line in /etc/pacman.conf and update it only when you feel like it.


I forgot about the pacman configuration. It'll make everything much easier. Thanks.


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