[Pkg-fonts-devel] Orphaned packages related to fonts

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Sun Jul 19 22:06:32 UTC 2009

Luk Claes wrote:
> Hi
> There are some packages formerly maintained by Anthony Fok, that are
> currently orphaned which are related to fonts (like ttf2pt1). Is the
> Fonts Task Force interested in taking over maintenance of them?
> Cheers
> Luk

It seems to me that such format conversions are better handled by
fontforge  (there is need for manual intervention too). Also new
generation TeX engines can make use of TrueType/OpenType fonts. So do we
still need ttf2pt1 or ttf2pt1-chinese?

Apparently the other orphaned packages are fonts and input-related items.

IIRC Arne had adopted and is maintaining some of Anthony's packages.
Maybe he (or someone else in the team with Chinese skills) could look
into it?


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

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