[Pkg-fonts-devel] ttf-paratype-sans repository created on git.debian.org

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Tue Jun 15 19:22:47 UTC 2010

Rogério Brito wrote:
> Dear people,
> I just created a repository for the ParaType sans fonts that were
> released by ParaType under a Free Software license (OFL).
> The initiative is of Dmitry Rojkov. I only gave the package some tweaks.
> We developed most things on github, but I am now changing it to
> git.debian.org.
> The package can be seen here:
> 	http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-fonts/ttf-paratype-sans.git
> Now, the package only needs an ITP bug and an upload. :-) (OK, this was
> done backwards).

Thanks both to Dmitry and you for all the efforts in getting this font
family packaged!

Some comments at a quick glance:

- your copyright notice as a packager shouldn't be added right after
that of the upstream but in a separate section.  This is causing confusion.
In all the packages co-maintained in the team this is done at the bottom
of the copyright file. Upstream and packagers notices should be kept
Ideally we should move to DEP5-type representation but that's a
long-term goal.

- the name of the target folder in the install files should correspond
to the name of the package: usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-foo instead of
usr/share/fonts/truetype/foo. A consistency thing with existing
packaging. We can refine that when we do a big rename.

- I recommend you add the team as maintainer and yourself and others you
think can help as uploaders.

Looks like these recommendations also apply to the packaging for


> Regards, Rogério Brito.


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

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