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

Marius Mikucionis mmikucionis at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 19:14:48 UTC 2013

2013/2/24 Christian Perrier <bubulle at debian.org>

> >
> > 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).

Oh, there's quite some serious mumbo-jumbo there, see the patch attached :-)

> 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.

I am happy if it works in testing, unstable, or even in experimental, i.e.
at least there is a solution.

> > 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
> all.

I attach the patch from the upstream SVN repository.

I have no idea what the changes mean and how they interact with the rest.
I just trust the SVN comments developers left and it works for me.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fonts-devel/attachments/20130224/ec279e6a/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: dot-hinting-fix-for-bug36135.patch
Type: application/octet-stream
Size: 1278 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fonts-devel/attachments/20130224/ec279e6a/attachment.obj>

More information about the Pkg-fonts-devel mailing list