[Pkg-fonts-devel] Amiri 0.106 fails to build on Debian

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Wed Jun 5 14:21:53 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 9:47 PM, Khaled Hosny wrote:

> Not the old Sorts Mill Tools, but this:
> https://bitbucket.org/sortsmill/sortsmill-tools

Feel free to update the sortsmill-tools package to the new version. I
guess fonts-prociono and ttf-goudybookletter will need to be updated
at the same time.

> Just pretend the "source" does not exist, I don't see Debian rejecting
> fonts that are distributed as TTF files only.

I certainly would not upload TTF files that I knew to have unbuildable
source. The Ubuntu font and some Adobe fonts are blocked by this very

> Building fonts from source using FontForge has never been a reliable
> procedure, and unless you intend to verify that the built fonts are
> identical to the distributed ones (with the reasonable limits, of
> course), you shouldn't be doing it since you gain absolutely nothing (it
> is not like I can sneak in a backdor in a font file).

The gain is the most important aspect of free software; that you can
modify something, build a new version and use it instead of the

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