[Pkg-fonts-devel] Maintaining your font packages under the pkg-fonts team umbrella?
bubulle at debian.org
Mon Jan 4 06:22:10 UTC 2010
Quoting Arne Goetje (arne at ubuntu.com):
> > These packages are:
> > ttf-arphic-uming
> > ttf-arphic-ukai
> > ttf-manchufont
> Sure. I'd actually like to give them up for team maintenance, since I
> don't have time currently. For the ttf-arphic-uming and ttf-arphic-ukai
> packages I could also provide the .sfd files, since I'm also upstream.
> However, building the .ttc files out of them is not trivial and needs
> some custom fontforge scripting (probably written in python), which I
> currently don't have. I built them manually. If someone could help with
> the scripting, I could explain how things work internally. Then we can
> have a proper Makefile. Since both fonts share the same internal
> structure, that Makefile would work for both fonts.
OK, then. I'll import the files as soon as I get time for
this. Holidays are over, so it might take more time now, but we'll see.
> Well, some people prefer the original Arphic fonts for printing. They
> won't be updated, since there is no upstream anymore. But I do think
> it's worth to keep them around. Also, I think the Latex guys use them.
OK. I'll build and upload updated packages from what I have put in
SVN. These packages will be the "modernized" (wrt packaging: dropping
defome, source v3, etc.) version of the old packages.
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