[Pkg-fonts-devel] Cantarel font

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Mon Mar 7 14:25:46 UTC 2011

Hey Nicolas,

thanks for the review.

Am 07.03.2011 15:15, schrieb Nicolas Spalinger:
> I'd recommend that you get in touch with upstream to investigate their
> current makefile system (currently broken in git AFAICT) instead of
> forking off the build and making a Debian-specific derivative.
> They probably want more than the simple build script from
> http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/scripting-tutorial.html

the current source tarball is not prepared to rebuild the fonts, just 
to install them.

I could suggest them to adopt the build system of e.g. ttf-liberation 
if that helps.

> And the VCS structure is likely to get adjusted before GNOME 3 release:
> FONTLOG, coverage information, webfont formats, etc.

Is there anything I can do about this?

> There's also the issue of our package naming conventions:
> fonts-$foundry-$fontfamilyname.

Yes, I've heard about this, but never saw it documented anywhere. What 
do you suggest as a package name, fonts-gnome-cantarell?

Also, since the format of the font files is not reflected by the 
package name anymore, which format do we prefer? OTF over TTF? What if 
there is also a Type1 font available?

  - Fabian

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