[Pkg-fonts-devel] ttf-sil-dai-banna_2.000-1_i386.changes REJECTED

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Sat Feb 9 12:14:30 UTC 2008

>> IMHO for font packages it is useful to have specimens of text rendering
>> which font designers frequently provide as pdf. What would be the ideal
>> sources to provide if .odt is not sufficient?
> Would it be possible to build the PDF from the ODT only? Would the
> fonts themselves be required? Would other fonts be required? Perhaps
> the PDF could be created in debian/rules build to be sure - this way
> we test Debian's PDF building toolchains too :)

That would be an interesting challenge to look into. I suspect it to be 
non-trivial especially for smart fonts to get the build env right, OOo 
is a rather big dependency...

/me makes a note for the future.

I do agree with you that building from source is where we should go for 
all our font packages, but it will take time...


Nicolas Spalinger

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