[Pkg-fonts-devel] Fwd: Draining the font swamp

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Sun May 20 06:52:48 UTC 2007

(sorry for the crosspost. Please reduce if inappropriate)

> There has been some confusion and dissatisfaction over the treatment of
> fonts in Ubuntu for a some time now, and no common understanding of how to
> improve the situation.  I spent a little time thinking about this today, and
> would like to present some questions whose answers I hope will help us to
> make some progress.
> Please correct me where I've misunderstood, as I've only done some cursory
> research here.


Matt, Daniel Glassey bringed your mail in the pkg-fonts-devel mailing
list on Alioth.

pkg-fonts-devel is slowly becoming a quite "central" point in font
maintenance in Debian ("slowly" because I launched this, but not being
a specialist of fonts, I can't animate the group as much as I would

It would be interesting to have a common place shared between Debian
and ubuntu when it comes at font management. After all, this was
mostly my intent when I blindly launched the pkg-fonts project on

Not everything fonts-related in Debian is maintained by pkg-fonts
members (defoma isn't, nor is fontconfig, nor are several font
packages) but that shoud lincrease slowly while people join the group.

http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-fonts-devel as a
start for people who want to join.

Of course, that can also be discussed during, say a cheese party at
Debconf (this is a special Matt-fishing trick).

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