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

RalfGesellensetter rgx at gmx.de
Sun Nov 8 23:19:20 UTC 2009

Dear Nicolas,

sorry for having missed your reply (as I am probably not subscribed)
- only today I found your posting on Alioth (I'm ralfg-guest there):

I hope we can still get these fonts into Debian Edu Lenny (to be 
released by the end of this year).

The font is more or less ready done, now. I can point you directly to 
the author's ttf release - but depending on the build process you might 
be interested in fontforge sources as well (whereas several pieces of 
software were used to create this font):

Thank you (please CC me!)
Kind regards

>Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
> Wed May 27 20:19:44 UTC 2009
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>> Dear Debian Font Task Force,
>> I'd like to draw your attention to
>> http://bugs.skolelinux.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1279
>> 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 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.
>> Thank you for any assistance,
>> Regards
>> 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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