[Pkg-fonts-devel] ttf-gruenewald -- free educational fonts for schools (handwriting)
Andreas B. Mundt
andi.mundt at web.de
Fri Jul 23 07:50:36 UTC 2010
first, many thanks to pabs for help and the fast and thorough
review. (I made a little mistake renaming #549926, i.e. had already
opened a new one #589988, but promise to do better next time ;-))
I contacted the font's author in German and in general got a positive
response. However, things seem to be rather complicated. I try to sum
up the relevant parts:
He said that he is open to modifications, but as he did not create the
font from the beginning with fontforge but used a proprietary
Software, he will never be able to provide the fontforge font-source.
However, he offers to explicitly allow someone familiar with fontforge
to remove/clean/modify problematic parts.
As I am not at all familiar with the creation of fonts, I hope I did
get anything correct. (cc the font author).
So how to proceed? Let me suggest the following:
As I do not have the time to learn the techniques of font creation and
consider other tasks more important for debian-edu at the moment, I'll
guess we stop here for now and wait if either:
* someone interested and skilled with fonts does the work, or
* some people from the German skolelinux team renew and
emphasize their need/RFP for the font. (cc skolelinux.de)
If nothing in that direction happens the next two months, I suggest to
close the RFP/ITP bug. It does not make sense to spend much time on a
package nobody uses in the end.
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