[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#568109: xfonts-scalable: Utopia has been Free software for a good amount of time

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Feb 18 05:07:45 UTC 2010

On Mi, 17 Feb 2010, Rogério Brito wrote:
> Is there any place where I could get a summary of the discussion? Of

No summary, just the bug report: 478704
there is some discussion and comments on how to implement and

> Honest questions (not rhetorical, not ironic): What are the difficult
> points in this? What about the process of installation of simpler font
> packages with the system? Is that too deficient?

- The location of fonts are not automatically searched by fontconfig
- the current code does not automatically call any dh_*font* in the rules

Maybe all of that is trivial, onkly one has to do the actual *work*.

> I would be happy to help once I learn about the main problems. I only
> have packaged one font or another for my private use, but I would love
> to make things widespread and document the knowledge.

If you know how to package fonts just look into the rules files of
the packages and check what is needed there.

I can implement most things easily in perl in the tpm2deb family, but
I need clear directions *what* to do.

And I don't want to move fonts around arbitrarily.

Best wishes

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