[Pkg-fonts-devel] Fwd: Re: Bug#599059: merging Tuffy font fork errors

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Wed Aug 31 11:12:59 UTC 2011

Hello Thatcher,

sorry for forwarding these mails to you without further context, but 
they also hit me out of the blue. I am the maintainer of the Tuffy 
fonts package in Debian.

One of your co-authors is obviously unsatisfied with your work 
integrating his changes back into Tuffy 1.27 but chose to blame me 
instead. I'd like to get both of you into contact to straighten out 
these issues, but I fear there is not much that *I* can do for it.

If you like, please keep pkg-fonts in the CC so we can follow the 

Best regards,

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Betreff: Re: Bug#599059: merging Tuffy font fork errors
Datum: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:08:00 +0200
Von: Fabian Greffrath <fabian at greffrath.com>
An: Karcsi <brtkr at freemail.hu>,  Font packages development list 
<pkg-fonts-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>

Am 31.08.2011 12:04, schrieb Karcsi:
> Hi adain and last,
> The source files of Tuffy of the original author (uploaded nowadays
> for testing) is full of bugs. I say one: font info. Tuffy Regular
> contains kursive tag in various languages, not standardized and so on.

I know. In the Debian package the bogus kursive tags are removed by
means of a patch before compiling the fonts into TTF format.

> Saved otf. Not set PANOSE information.
> OKAY, I know this is Public Domain and anyone can do it with anything
> even use it in toilet. But don't ruin my data built accurate by
> myself. This is outrageous but I don't care a rap anymore.
> Bye

I din't ruin anything. I just took what was released by the original
author of Tuffy as a new tarball and made a Debian package out of it.
If you do not understand the implications of this progress, please
refrain from putting blame on random people!

  - Fabian

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