[Pkg-fonts-devel] non-DFSG postscript embedded in fontforge [was: Re: Imager]

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Fri Mar 23 05:33:51 UTC 2012

Quoting Daniel Kahn Gillmor (dkg at fifthhorseman.net):

> I'm not really sure what to do about this other than to open an RC
> bug against fontforge, which this e-mail should do :(
> We could probably make a new dfsg-free "clean" upstream tarball that
> is still capable of building fontforge binaries by ripping out big
> chunks of this file (i haven't tried it yet), but i don't know what
> that would do to fontforge's ability to do Type1 font generation.
> Another approach would be to move fontforge from the main archive to
> the non-free archive; but it seems like that would relegate many of
> our font packages to contrib, due to build-dependencies. :(
> I'm open to other suggestions; i would be overjoyed, in fact, to
> hear other suggestions.  Does anyone have any proposals?

I guess you intend to raise the issue in upstream's mailing list?

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