[Pkg-fonts-devel] Joining fonts devel team?

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Mon Feb 14 17:49:55 UTC 2011

Quoting Pander (pander at users.sourceforge.net):
> Hi all,
> I have been working a lot in the last couple of year with FLOSS licensed
> fonts. I have been generating a lot of bug reports for Ubuntu packages
> on fonts that need upgrading.
> Fonts in general don't get repackaged as actively as other packages, I
> think this can be improved, especially since these are only data files
> and not program code that needs much more testing.
> Both Debian and Ubuntu together ship to over 10 million users. It would
> be nice if they were using the best fonts possible and, as sometimes
> occurs, not outdated versions. Also I have some ideas on improving
> packaging for fonts. With whom can I discuss these?

With the list..:-)

So, a first action is certainly to subscribe to the list so that we
don't have to remember CC'ing you in each mail..:-)

Then, well, where your ideas. I think that the way we currently
package fonts (at least those managed by the team) is Not That Bad
(modern packaging, source v3, dh7 onelines, many fonts built from
source, etc.).

But as time flies we more and more adopt other fonts (sometimes more
or less abandoned by their packagers), so there's always room for
improvement and good wills..:)

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