[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFP: Free Educative Handwritung Fonts
nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Wed May 27 20:19:44 UTC 2009
> Dear Debian Font Task Force,
> I'd like to draw your attention to
> and hope that you can, please, give some assistance in
> getting further free fonts into Debian [Edu] that are valuable for educative
> usage (schools using Skolelinux e.g.).
> There are many comments on this RFP bug, and probably I should file a similar
> report to bugs.debian.org. For now (being short of time), I leave it with a
> short summary here:
> 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
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.
> Thank you for any assistance,
> Ralf, teaching FOSS activist
> P.S.: Of course, we could provide Fontforge's source format - I might even
> have an SVN account on Alioth - but it would take some time until I'd achieve
> commitments there.
Yes, the more extended font sources you can provide the better.
> P.S.: Also check for http://wiki.skolelinux.de/FreieSchriftarten
You may want to add the following cursive fonts to this page:
Nicolas Spalinger, NRSI volunteer
Debian/Ubuntu font teams / OpenFontLibrary
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