[Pkg-fonts-devel] GNU FreeFont 20120503 released
stevan.white at googlemail.com
Fri May 4 08:53:17 UTC 2012
On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 6:54 AM, Christian PERRIER <bubulle at debian.org> wrote:
> Quoting Steve White (stevan.white at googlemail.com):
>> There's a new release of GNU FreeFont.
>> Download it at
> Hi Steve,
> Thanks for your commitment maintaining and constantly improving
> Freefont...as well as your care to announce the new version here. It's
> much appreciated.
> I'll try to build a new package out of it, as Davide Viti recently
> mentioned he'd like to step out a bit from package maintenance.
Let me know if there's anything I can help with.
Note that in this release, the "source" files are packaged differently
releases. Now build scripts are included. It is intended that (given
installed) a "make" in the top directory should build the fonts, to make
You can also "make ttf" or "make otf", to get those subsets.
(I prefer the OpenType versions on my Debian-based system, which are smaller
and work with no problems, but the TrueType ones work as well.)
> I'd appreciate some help in sorting out which of the current bugs
> reported in the Debian package are fixed by this new version, in case
> there are some.
Here's my summary:
Fixed in this release
ttf-freefont: Strange glyphs for some chars in Control Pictures block
ttf-freefont: What is Untitled1.ttf?
FreeSerif: Glyphs for U+2293 (square cap) and U+2294 (square cup) inverted
Should have been closed years ago
ttf-freefont: FreeSerif shows characters st with curve on top
ttf-freefont: Extra space between lines in 20080323-3
Not a FreeFont bug
ttf-freefont: Reports variant in Bulgarian language
(a fontconfig bug)
FreeSans: Pango-WARNING **: Error loading GPOS table 5503
? pango problem?
ttf-freefont: FTBFS twice in a row
non-automated instructions, which also refer to cruft files
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