[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFS: ttf-sil-padauk (updated package)

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Sun Dec 16 17:44:18 UTC 2007

Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Nicolas Spalinger (nicolas_spalinger at sil.org):
>> Dear pkg-fonts team,
>> I am looking for a sponsor for the new version 2.2-1
>> of my package "ttf-sil-padauk".
>> It builds these binary packages:
>> ttf-sil-padauk - smart Unicode font for Myanmar
>> The package appears to be lintian clean.
> No longer:
> W: ttf-sil-padauk source: out-of-date-standards-version 3.7.2 (current is 3.7.3)
> :-)
> But that one is not really crucial.

Fixed in svn.

> I however have doubts about the package description:
> Description: smart Unicode font for Myanmar
>  Padauk is a Myanmar font covering all currently used characters in the
>  Myanmar block as specified in Unicode 5.1
> To my understanding, "Myanmar" is a country and I therefore have
> doubts about a font to be designed for a country. I'd expect it to be
> designed for one or more languages.
> So, either the font is designed for Burmese, the main language of
> Myanmar, and the font should be advertised as a "font for
> Burmese"....or it is designed for all (or seom) languages of Myanmar
> and it should say something like "font for languages in Myanmar"

Yes, AFAIK it's intended for use in various languages in the country of 
Myanmar.  The upstream designer is in Uploaders and is part of our team.
Please correct me if needed, Martin :-)

In my description I was referring to the Unicode block for which 
upstream is actually involved in the Unicode proposal itself.

I agree that your proposed solution "font for languages in Myanmar" 
helps reducing the ambiguity between the unicode block, the language and 
the country. I've reflected that in svn.


Nicolas Spalinger

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