[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFS: otf-yozvox-yozfont

Hideki Yamane henrich at debian.or.jp
Mon Jan 25 11:17:34 UTC 2010


On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 07:04:48 +0100
Christian PERRIER <bubulle at debian.org> wrote:

 Thanks for uploading!

> BTW, that otf-yozvox-yozfont package is impressive and huge. It is by
> far the largest package I ever uploaded to the Debian archive.

 Hmm, I agree, but upstream releases this font archive as 7zip format and 
 it is only 8MB, sized _1/18_. Compression with gzip seems to not so good 
 with this TTC files :( 

 $ xz -z -9 otf-yozvox-yozfont_12.18~beta26-dfsg1.orig.tar
 $ ls -al
-rw-r--r--  1 henrich henrich 130053049 2010-01-25 19:48 otf-yozvox-yozfont_12.18~beta26-dfsg1.orig.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r--  1 henrich henrich 151398546 2010-01-25 19:33 otf-yozvox-yozfont_12.18~beta26-dfsg1.orig.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--  1 henrich henrich  10247016 2010-01-25 19:57 otf-yozvox-yozfont_12.18~beta26-dfsg1.orig.tar.xz

 Wow, max compression makes it 1/15! (but we cannot do that).

> There is a small chance that the FTP team questions you about this
> size and the possible option to split the package. It's probably hard
> to imagine but you may need to be prepared to this.

 If I would split this package, make it 5 packages + 1 virtual package.

> Anyway, being unable to read Japanese, I can't appreciate the quality
> of this font but I guess this is impressive. Having a good and free
> handwriting font for a complex writing system is really great.

 This font is good and I hope other font designers think about they'll
 make their fonts free one.

 # and this font was also used in famous Japanese TV Anime, hehe :)

> Addtionnally, the package description might deserve some love to
> improve English in it. debian-l10n-english might help in this.

 Yes, I should be.


 Hideki Yamane     henrich @ debian.or.jp/iijmio-mail.jp

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