[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#662924: ttf-freefont: What is Untitled1.ttf?

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Thu Mar 8 06:26:06 UTC 2012

Quoting Vasudev Kamath (kamathvasudev at gmail.com):

> Umm not sure how it is actually built but by looking at the package
> source I see they are using some scripts which are located here
> http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/pkg-fonts/packages/ttf-freefont/trunk/debian/rules?view=markup
> http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/pkg-fonts/packages/ttf-freefont/trunk/debian/scripts/
> Are these the same scripts as present in the upstream SVN?

These scripts are not meant to build the whole font. Their purpose is
to strip out some Unicode ranges from the font and create a specific
TTF file for the one and only use of the Debian Installer. The point
here being then size reduction (Debian Installer is very constrained
in size).

To Steve (we had mails exchanges together in the past about Freefont maintenance
in Debian) : Davide Viti, who  was mostly maintaining the Debian
package up to now, wants to slowly step out....at least from being the
main (and only) maintainer. The maintenance of the FreeFont package in
Debian (and as a side effect, Ubuntu) will be taken over collectively
by the "pkg-fonts" team (pkg-fonts-devel at lists.debian.org) that
already maintains a big bunch of various free fonts for Debian.

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