[Pkg-fonts-devel] fonts.debian.net proposal -- web fonts

Vasudev Kamath kamathvasudev at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 06:14:39 UTC 2011

Not sure if this is relevant but still posting :).

We provide Webfonts  service here[1] Currently it provides webfonts
for English and Indian Languages in eot woff ttf format. This is
service is written using Python and is under AGPL so this module
(Webfonts) can be reused if Debian wishes to host Webfonts directory.
Source code is available here [2] Also we do not track users :)

[1]. http://silpa.org.in/Webfonts
[2]. http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/silpa.git

Warm Regards

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 11:21 AM, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 12:35:29AM -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
>> hi Gurkan and the debian fonts team--
>> What if http://fonts.debian.net/ could generate web font files (in at
>> least the standard eot form, maybe in woff as well) and publish them
>> under a stable URL?
> EOT is not standard, and is only supported by Internet Explorer.
>> If this could be done with a commitment to avoid tracking users (and
>> maybe also to offer it optionally under https to avoid mixed-content
>> warnings), it would make it very easy for web authors to use any font in
>> debian, just by specifying it in their CSS.
>> This would be similar to Google's Web Fonts directory [0], but without
>> the surveillance, and with a focus on free fonts.
> Google Web Fonts directory has a focus on free (libre) fonts; all its
> fonts are licensed under OFL v1.1 or Apache 2.0 (not sure if the are now
> accepting other free licenses).
> Regards,
>  Khaled
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