[Pkg-fonts-devel] fontlint on the PTS?

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Wed Jan 6 10:35:50 UTC 2010

Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Paul Wise (pabs at debian.org):
>> Get that data imported into UDD and into the PTS. The PTS would then
>> link back to the font review pages for each package that causes
>> fontlint warnings.
>> Does anyone think this is a good idea? Any volunteers to help implement it?
> I wasn't aware about fontlint which I just discovered with your
> mail..:)

It's quite a useful tool
http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/fontlint.html and it's been on our
review page for a little while now :-)
(BTW fontforge also outputs this when you open a font).

> So, at first glance, that seems to be a good idea...but are errors
> such as ones reported by fontlint common errors? It should have
> immediate benefits to get if we want to motivate someone to implement
> such thing.

Some of the fontlint reports can be a bit implicit... and sometimes
upstream may have a different view than fontforge but I agree that it
would be very useful to expose the corresponding entry from our weekly
review directly in the PTS. (There's already a link from the review
subpages to the PTS, a reciprocal link is a great idea!).

I recommend we add a link to the corresponding review page for a
particular package instead of focusing on fontlint reports only, so when
we update the review to include more tools, the links stays the same and
our users/developers get more information. AFAICT there's already a l10N
link reporting on the translation status of the particular package.
Let's follow that good example :-)

IMHO generating more stats and slurping that into the UDD sounds like
much more work and time that we currently have...

What about something like that for ttf-foundry-fontfamilyname:

- homepage
- changelog / copyright
- lintian
- font review
- popcon

with the href going to

and the corresponding title attribute: "font review report: metadata,
unicode coverage, fontlint report, smart features and more."


Nicolas Spalinger, NRSI volunteer
Debian/Ubuntu font teams / OpenFontLibrary

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