[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#427917: please cand you package/add xgridfit ?

Denis Jacquerye moyogo at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 08:06:31 UTC 2007

On 6/8/07, Kęstutis Biliūnas <kebil at kaunas.init.lt> wrote:
> Kt, 2007 06 07 15:06 +0200, Gürkan Sengün rašė:
> > Package: fontforge
> > Version: 0.0.20070501-2
> > Severity: wishlist
> >
> > can you add xgridfit to it?
> > http://xgridfit.sourceforge.net/
> No, this one not fits to the FontForge package. But this bug would
> be retitled to ITP and reassigned to the new xgridfit package.
> The current state of the xgridfit archives on sourceforge.net
> are not very good for packaging, but we can ask the upstream
> to fix these problems and we can do the new package for Debian.
> What does Debian fonts packaging team think about xgridfit?
> Would this package be useful for Debian?

Yes, packaging xgridfit would be useful.
It is already required to generate Junicode with all the features.
Currently the ttf-junicode package lacks hinting.
Other fonts like Old Standard also use xgridfit for hinting.
It is a great way to hint a font, it makes things a lot easier to
work, read, and modify.

From what I understand a path in one of the scripts would need to be changed.
What is wrong with the upstream package regarding packaging?

Denis Moyogo Jacquerye

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