[Pkg-fonts-devel] Sponsoring a font package

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Mon Mar 24 10:37:00 UTC 2008

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Quoting Neskie Manuel (neskiem at gmail.com):
> Weytk-p,
> My name is Neskie Manuel and I have been working on l10n of free
> software into Secwepemctsin.  Part of this has been to pacakge a set
> of fonts that are available at languagegeek.com called Aboriginal
> Sans/Serif.
> I've packaged them with the help of Nicolas Spalinger and they are
> uploaded on REVU[1].  I am looking for a sponsor for the package to
> have them included in Debian and hence Ubuntu.
> Currently there is no watch file and I have mangled the font names
> from the upstream font names.

A few comments:

ttf-lg-aboriginal (1.0-0ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

That's not suitable for an upload in Debian...should be:

ttf-lg-aboriginal (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Initial release under GPL Version 3. Closes LP: #191303

Hopefully, that can make it to Ubuntu's BTS. Not really sure. Maybe
you need to wait until the package is in Debian, then release a
1.0-1ubuntu1 with the "Closes LP" statement.

Lintian warning:

W: ttf-lg-aboriginal: description-contains-homepage

Indeed, you should not repeat the Homepage in the package description.

The mention of the author also does not belong to the description. It
is already in the debian/copyright file.

Finally, the description should be improved:

- no capitals in synopsis
- "from Language Geek" adds no value
- what is meant by "aboriginal". That word has a different meaning
whether you're in Canada, Australia, South Africa, etc. I think you
mean "native languages" and mor especifically "native languages from
North America

Actually, that impacts the name of the font. I wouldn't recommend
naming it "aboriginal" but better create the connection with native
(north) americans. And, no, I don't have good suggestions..:-)

Apart from that, the packaging seems mostly safe.

May I suggest you join the pkg-fonts team. Didn't Nicolas already
suggest that?

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