[Pkg-fonts-devel] ttf-gfs-porson_1.000-2_i386.changes REJECTED

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Wed Apr 23 09:30:42 UTC 2008

Thomas Viehmann wrote:
> Hi Faidon,
> unfortunately all three of you uploaded fonts contain
> a pdf with font specimen that lacks source.
> I am thus rejecting the packages.
> While checking your files, I also found the following
> minor issues. They are not directly relevant to NEW
> processing, but maybe worth mentioning / fixing:
> - The didot font description contains apostrophes(?)
>   that seems to make it UTF8 instead of ASCII.
> - Lintian objects to the porson font long description.
> Kind regards
> T.

Dear ftpmaster,

(quick reply as I contributed to the packaging of these fonts before 
Faidon kindly offer to take care of them).

Thank you for processing the package and for the feedback.

It's rather hard to provide good font specimens in another format. And 
these particular set of pdf specimens have been made with Indesign, 
which means having that kind of source file is not very useful for 
Debian. If we had png files as specimen would we need to provide some 
sort of source too?

Otherwise we'll simply drop the pdf from the packages and point to the 
upstream website where people can get them directly.
What do others in the pkg-fonts team think?

We can fix the description-related bug.


Nicolas Spalinger

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