[Pkg-fonts-devel] question: packaging graphics design tools?

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Tue Apr 28 21:11:36 UTC 2009

Paul Wise wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 5:15 AM, Andrew <a.starr.b at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You might be interested in working with the Debian Fonts Task Force.
>> As the name implies, they maintain font packages in Debian. I've CCed
>> them on this email. By working with that team on the font packages
>> which you discussed, you would be helping the entire Debian ecosystem
>> including Ubuntu. You would also have people experienced with Debian
>> packaging policy for fonts willing to offer advise.
> We would welcome more people interested in fonts :D

Yes! You're very welcome to join the team and help out :-D

> Most of those fontsquirrel fonts seem to be non-free, but I did find
> one that is licensed under the SIL OFL.
> http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Miama
> Most of the SIL OFL ones google finds are already in Debian:
> http://www.google.com/search?q=site:fontsquirrel.com+%22SIL+Open+Font+License%22
> Miama, Aurulent Sans Mono and Aurulent Sans seem to be the ones we're missing.

Also If you're looking for a nice open font to package I'd recommend
Lavoisier: http://haikumonkey.net/?page_id=106

They are a few other open fonts I came across recently which I need to
add to a wishlist section of our wiki page.


Nicolas Spalinger, NRSI volunteer
Debian/Ubuntu font teams / OpenFontLibrary

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