[Pkg-fonts-devel] Sponsoring a font package
bubulle at debian.org
Thu Mar 27 06:24:25 UTC 2008
Quoting Nicolas Spalinger (nicolas_spalinger at sil.org):
> I agree with you. Since this is the name upstream has chosen, the
> package should reflect that. And as you say the description can explain
> what is intended.
While I agree that respecting upstream's naming choice is important,
it is also IMHO the package maintainers' duty to alert "their"
upstream on such issues.
I still think that choosing "aboriginal" is quite inappropriate and
could even sound offending by other populations calling self (or
having been called) Aboriginal (I seem to remember exchanges I had
with Enrico Zini about "aboriginal" languages in Taiwan).
So, I would urge you to raise this issue with upstream and discuss
it. It seems to me that these fonts could be young enough for a rename
to be sustainable.
And, frankly, from my POV, I don't immediately think about
North-American native populations when I hear "aboriginal" (which I
immediately translate to "aborigène" in French, whether it's correct
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