[Pkg-fonts-devel] Request for review/sponsorship. ITP #511036

Simon Ochsenreither simon at ochsenreither.de
Wed Dec 2 15:49:54 UTC 2009

Thanks for the suggestions!

> You need to take care of purging defoma's cache and also cleanly
> remove the hints file. See atatched preinst script.
OK, afaiu I just have to adapt the 3 variables at the beginning of the file.
Will the removal of the hints file have any negative consequences on  
how the fonts are detected? I remember that e. g. the font dialog of  
gnome-appearance-preferences had some problems, where it didn't detect  
all variants of the fonts correctly...

> 1) Add debian/source/format as attached.

> 2) Drop any dependency on quilt if you were using it (very unlikely
> for fonts)
OK, didn't use that.

>> c) What are the dependencies/suggestions in control? I have seen
>> packages which suggest x-ttcidfont-conf | fontconfig, others which
>> don't suggest anything, etc.
> This is not yet standardized..:-)
OK, then I'll leave out all Depends/Suggests sections until a decision  
is made.

> This is not yet standardized but ttf-<foundry>-<fontname> seems to be
> a better choice when <foundry> is clear to identify.
Due to the whole thing being a bit unclear, I think ttf-droid should  
be ok. Ascender built the font, but Google bought it (not just  
licensed) and distributes it. I'm not sure if mentioning the foundry  
name in the font package is acceptable with the Apache License $6:
> 6. Trademarks. This License does not grant permission to use the trade
> names, trademarks, service marks, or product names of the Licensor,
> except as required for reasonable and customary use in describing the
> origin of the Work and reproducing the content of the NOTICE file.



PS: I tried fixing that "From:" field ... hope it contains my name now, too.

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