[Pkg-fonts-devel] Orphaned fonts in Debian (ttf-arphic* & ttf-bpg-georgian-fonts)

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Mon Feb 16 11:29:35 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 11:54 +0100, Vladimer Sichinava wrote:

> Paul I have no idea how-to packaging fonts, but I would like to learn
> really & be a mantainer, once I've finished my exams. Thaks!

Font packages are usually much simpler than other Debian packages.

You can find many examples of font packages in Debian, ttf-* and the
ttf-bpg-georgian-fonts is working fine.

You will need a Debian sid installation so that you can reproduce any
bugs that may be filed.

You should join the pkg-fonts project so you can commit stuff to SVN:


You should also join the pkg-fonts mailing list:


The first thing that should be done is to package the latest upstream
version, clean up the package and deal with the only open bug, which
happens to be an Ubuntu one:


Good luck with your exams, cya soon!


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