[Debian-in-workers] Fonts Package transition status

Vasudev Kamath kamathvasudev at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 11:03:33 UTC 2011

Hello all,

Some update on ttf-indic-fonts transition to new naming policy.

Tasks Done

1.Lohit fonts are transitioned into new scheme. New names are as follows
  1. fonts-lohit-as (Assamese)
  2. fonts-lohit-bn (Bengali)
  3. fonts-lohit-devanagari (Devanagari)
  4. fonts-lohit-gu (Gujarati)
  5. fonts-lohit-kn (Kannada)
  6. fonts-lohit-ml (Malayalam)
  7. fonts-lohit-or (Oriya)
  8. fonts-lohit-ta (Tamil)
  9. fonts-lohit-te (Telugu)
10. fonts-lohit-pa (Punjabi)

2. Samyak fonts are also transitioned to new scheme. fonts-samyak is
the source package which provides following binaries
  1. fonts-samyak-ta
  2. fonts-samyak-ml
  3. fonts-samyak-gu
  4. fonts-samyak-devanagari
  5. fonts-samyak-or

Note that all above fonts are built from source (sfd file). Besides
the above we already have Sourashtra font Pagul in new scheme

Pending / TODO
1. We are yet to move smc-fonts to new scheme as we are still waiting
for upstream to do their new release (old release was missing
2. Remaining fonts which don't have active upstream we plan to make
them single source package fonts-indic with binaries fonts-malayalam,
fonts-kannada, fonts-gujarati etc... If any one has a suggestion
please provide the same.
3. We need to check and re-prepare the current udeb for
debian-installer (this may be huge task I don't know how many things
will get involved in this)
4. We have a pending ITP for fonts-eeyek
5. Finally we need to re-assign / close pending bugs on
ttf-indic-fonts to newly named package which again is a huge task ( We
have total 8 bugs on ttf-indic-fonts)

Current Workforce of debian-in is only 2 :(. Yes we need some more
contributors to finish the above task if you are not a packager you
can even help by testing the new packages source is available at our
new debian-in git repository

Eg: http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=debian-in/fonts-samyak.git;a=summary

Please replace with proper package name to land to the new repository

Best Regards


Vasudev Kamath

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