[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#618310: dejavu-fonts-ttf upstream

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Sun Feb 24 06:18:39 UTC 2013

Quoting Marius Mikucionis (mmikucionis at gmail.com):
> 2013/2/23 Christian PERRIER <bubulle at debian.org>
> > Another possible workaround : join the pkg-fonts team and take the
> > package over..:-)
> >
> Right.. except I am completely ignorant of font design and development :-)

Welcome to the team..:-). That's the case of about half of us.

I think I am in charge of about 20 font packages without having a
clue about how to design a font.... (OK, I have clues about package
management but, indeed, font packages are simple packages).

Seriously : it's too late unfortunately, for a new ttf-dejavu package
in Debian wheezy (the release team will never accept a new
upstreamversion at this stage of the freeze). I might however consider
revamping the package for the next Debian version, after the release
of wheezy.

> Bug #618310 <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=618310> is
> about basic readability, I mean DejaVu is all over the face of Debian:
> Gnome, Internet browser -- even news are hardly readable with this quirk.
> Basically you are turning down Polish and Lithuanian population :-(
> I took Debian source, synchronized it with the latest upstream SVN
> repository and packaged it into binary deb files:
> http://people.cs.aau.dk/~marius/dejavu/

This is unfortunately not possible to have this in Debian wheezy.

If there's a hack to restore readability *with the current version of
the font* and a simple patch, I can try to include it, that's about

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