[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFP: Free Educative Handwritung Fonts

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Sun Jul 19 21:33:07 UTC 2009

>> Debian using schools need educative fonts. I'm in contact with a free font 
>> designer who commited a lot of work to a free version of different 
>> handwriting/script fonts - including German "Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift" 
>> which is used in most primary schools here. Those fonts are under free 
>> license, and to be released soon; for Debian Edu/Skolelinux, having these 
>> fonts in Debian, is a preposition for deploying these fonts with the upcoming, 
>> edge based version of Skolelinux.
> Thanks a lot for your very useful advocacy efforts around open fonts for
> education!
> I would like to help you (as time permits) to get these fonts packaged
> and maintained for the benefit of the Skolelinux / Debian-edu users (and
> the rest of the Debian family too).
> Please let me know when a release is available.

Is the current release what we can find on

Or is there another upstream page?  I can't seem to find the page for
"Gruenewald VA". I assume you will know where to look.

The upstream author has a page with various other open fonts:

Some of them could useful be picked up by members of the team too, any

Anyway, I'll prepare a package so we can get this font co-maintained by
the team.


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

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