[Pkg-fonts-devel] Packaging teh Conakry font for Debian/Ubuntu
everson at evertype.com
Wed Dec 16 10:00:13 UTC 2009
On 13 Dec 2009, at 17:16, Christian Perrier wrote:
> The Debian/Ubuntu fonts packaging team is considering the packaging
> of the Conakry font you designed, as a .deb file included in the
> distributions so that users don't have to install it manually as you
> describe on http://www.evertype.com/fonts/nko/
That would be nice; I would rather have a link (a permanent link) to a
Linux version from my site anyway. But... I hope you are not stripping
out the Mac support in what you are doing with the font. I am not sure
what you are doing really.
> The packaging of the font is easy. However, when we package fonts,
> we generally try to have the package buildable and, therefore, we
> generally prefer building from the FontForge .sfd files when they're
I don't use FontForge.
> That also makes modifications of the font easier if people want to
> go this way (and provided they respect the OFL license, of course).
What I hope for is that Conakry (with that name) can be made to work
on Mac, Linux, and Windows (though I despair of the last) distributed
in one font that will work on all platforms. Unfortunately I never
worked out how exactly to get the Linux to work.
There were some bug reports from users about input support. A letter
may have two diacritics, one above and one below. But the internal
mappings should work in both directions: Letter+Abovemark+Belowmark
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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