[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFS: ttf-ecolier-court (updated package)

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Sun Dec 16 17:21:12 UTC 2007

Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Nicolas Spalinger (nicolas_spalinger at sil.org):
>> Dear pkg-fonts team,
>> I am looking for a sponsor for my package "ttf-ecolier-court".
> A few comments.

Hi Christian,

Thanks for your helpful comments.

> 1) From lintian:
> W: ttf-ecolier-court: script-not-executable ./usr/share/bug/ttf-ecolier-court/script
> Indeed, in debian/rules:
> install: build
>         dh_testdir
>         dh_testroot
>         dh_clean -k
>         dh_install
>         chmod 755 debian/bug/script
>         dh_install
> The second dhinstall reverts the +x setting on debian/bug/script
> 2) From lintian
> W: ttf-ecolier-court: debian-changelog-line-too-long line 1
> That should be fixed

Fixed in svn.

I was doing my lintian/linda checks on testing (and it didn't catch 
these). Now I'm doing them on unstable.

> 3) in debian/control:
> Description: cursive roman font with small descenders
>  Cursive font covering the basic latin range with a ink and dip pen
> Do sentences:
> This package provides a cursive...."
>  style. This version includes small descenders. Such
>  fonts are widely used in education settings.


>  .
>  Author: Jean-Marie Douteau
> The mention of the author IMHO does not belong to the package
> description.

I've picked it up from other packages. (I think it was Tollef Fog Heen 
who suggested it to me a while ago along with the Homepage: field).

IMHO it's useful to know about the upstream authors - especially for 
fonts designers when sometimes the metadata/readme files inside the font 
aren't really descriptive enough - but I'm ready to remove it if needed 
(a few other packages already use it). I'm curious to know more about 
why this does not belong there.


Nicolas Spalinger

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