[Pkg-fonts-devel] bugs with packaged and distributed fonts

Denis Jacquerye moyogo at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 07:51:38 UTC 2007

On 6/7/07, Christian Perrier <bubulle at debian.org> wrote:
> Quoting Denis Jacquerye (moyogo at gmail.com):
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I subscribed the Launchpad fonts team to some bug reports.
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/~fonts/
> > These fonts are packaged in Debian.
> >
> > Some fonts break copyrights by borrowing glyphs from non-free fonts.
> > Others break licenses of free fonts by not respecting the terms.
> > These fonts should not be distributed unless the license are respected.
> >
> > There's also some fonts that specifiy the wrong encoding. These should
> > not be Unicode fonts.
> Please report release critical bugs against these fonts. Currently,
> the above just looks like shooting in the dark as we don't even know
> what fonts we're talking about..:-)

Isn't that what I did?
If you look at the list https://bugs.launchpad.net/~fonts/ you'll see
some font package specific bugs.

Breaking licenses/copyrights:
Chandas, Kalimati, Samanata
Rachana https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ttf-indic-fonts/+bug/118877
Utkal https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ttf-indic-fonts/+bug/118878
Arabeyes fonts https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ttf-arabeyes/+bug/42921

Wrong encoding:
Aakar, Rekha, TSCu Paranar

Denis Moyogo Jacquerye --- http://home.sus.mcgill.ca/~moyogo
Nkótá ya Kongó míbalé --- http://info-langues-congo.1sd.org/
DejaVu fonts --- http://dejavu.sourceforge.net/
Unicode (UTF-8)

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