[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFS: ttf-takao (NEW)

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Sat Apr 3 03:26:06 UTC 2010

On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Jun Kobayashi <jkbys at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> If we are permitted to patch the IPA Fonts itself or the upstream is
> open and release fixed version quickly considering our request, it's
> better to work with the upstream and make IPA Fonts better.

Since the package is in Debian main, patches should be permitted.

> But we are prohibited to distribute modified IPA Fonts by its license

If that is true, then otf-ipafonts needs to be moved to non-free.

> and IPA takes much time until the new version release. It took 10 months
> in fact from past version to current version though past version widely
> known including some problems. This is understandable considering they
> are governmental organization and they are cautious for their activity.
> But if we find bugs on IPA fonts, all we can do is reporting to IPA and
> waiting fixed by them. This can cause to distribute buggy Japanese fonts
> to Debian and other distributions users for months. This is why we create
> community developed version, Takao Fonts and I think Takao should be
> included into Debian.

Why not just add the patches to the otf-ipafonts Debian package until
IPA accepts them?



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