[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFS: fonts-senamirmir-washra, a set of ethiopic fonts
eremit7 at gmx.de
Thu Feb 24 21:00:22 UTC 2011
the fonts-senamirmir-washra fonts are now in the repro
(packages/fonts-senamirmir-washra/) and ready for your scrunity.
Washra is a collection of unicode fonts for the Ethiopic script
fonts-senamirmir-washra is, simply, a set of eleven Ethiopic fonts. All
of them support
the Ethiopic standard included in Unicode 3.0. The fonts are: Ethiopia
Jiret, Ethiopic Zelan, Ethiopic WashRa Bold, Ethiopic WashRa SemiBold,
Ethiopic Yigezu Bisrat Gothic, Ethiopic Hiwua, Ethiopic Fantuwua,
Ethiopic Yebse, Ethiopic Wookianos, Ethiopic Tint, Ethiopic Yigezu
Bisrat Goffer. These fonts were developed by Abass Alamnehe of the
Senamirmir Project (http://www.senamirmir.com).
The WashRa fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License and for
more information please visit http://scripts.sil.org/OFL.
It seems like there is only one dedicated ethiopic (ttf-sil-abyssinica)
font in the repositories yet, so this package of different fonts will
enhance the choice for users of this script in Debian. I came to packing
this piece of software when I searched for an exercise in packaging in
Ubuntu. Because I am generally interested in ancient and exotic scripts
I made the package, even without knowledge of the ethiopic script.
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