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

Denis Jacquerye moyogo at gmail.com
Sat Jun 9 08:32:04 UTC 2007

On 6/9/07, Kęstutis Biliūnas <kebil at kaunas.init.lt> wrote:
> Pn, 2007 06 08 10:06 +0200, Denis Jacquerye rašė:
> > > 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.
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ttf-junicode/+bug/117214
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=428034
> > 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.
> OK, I will try to do this package.
> > From what I understand a path in one of the scripts would need to be changed.
> What path? Where I can find this path?

bin/xgridfit and bin/xgridfit-ttx need XSLT_DIR to be reset.

> > What is wrong with the upstream package regarding packaging?
> The archive has no COPYING file or other allusion about the license.
> Every executable script should have man pages. The scripts should print
> the messages about the "usage: xxx". It would be not bad that there were
> Makefile with an "install" and "uninstall" targets. There should be the
> documentation in the same archive.



Denis Moyogo Jacquerye

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