[Pkg-fonts-devel] Find Sponsor for averia-sans-gwf

john knightley john.knightley at gmail.com
Mon Mar 18 11:27:47 UTC 2013

Whilst the font is interesting the site clearly states that it was created
using the metrics from 725 different fonts, many such as Times New Roman,
are not OFL the result being that the though one may wish to release the
averaged fonts under OFL one does not have the right to do do. The upstream
seems to be confused on this matter. Google Web Fonts currently only has
622 fonts, and whilst elsewhere there is a "New Times Roman" web font the
license is more restrictive than OFL.

On 18 Mar 2013 17:59, "Alfonso Sabato Siciliano" <alfix86 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I team,
> I have made this fonts package:
> https://mentors.debian.net/package/fonts-sil-averia-sans-gwf
> It is released under SIL Open Font License
> and is user by "beret" game,
> (https://mentors.debian.net/package/beret , VIDEO:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djOFHX1ul8c )
> You can download them:
> dget -x
> http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/f/fonts-sil-averia-sans-gwf/fonts-sil-averia-sans-gwf_1.00-1.dsc
> I am seeking a sponsor for it!
> Information about Averia font family:
> Avería ("breakdown" or "mechanical damage" in Spanish - related to the root
> of the English word "average") is a Unicode typeface family created from
> the
> average of all fonts on the computer of the creator, Dan Sayers. The
> process
> is described at http://iotic.com/averia/. All metrics are the result of an
> averaging process. The included glyphs are those that existed in a majority
> of the source fonts - which are the following:
> Range           Description
> U+0020-U+007E   Basic Latin
> U+00A0-U+00FF   Latin-1 Supplement
> And some glyphs from the following:
> Range           Description
> U+0100-U+017F   Latin Extended-A
> U+0180-U+021F   Latin Extended-B
> U+02B0-U+02FF   Spacing Modifier Letters
> U+0370-U+03D5   Greek
> U+2000-U+2122   General Punctuation
> U+2200-U+25CS   Mathematical Operators
> Avería exists in Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic, Light and Light Italic
> styles - as well as a "Gruesa" semi-italic variant made from an average of
> all 725 source fonts.
> Legal info:
> The Averia Libre families of fonts are based on the average of all 725
> fonts
> in the Google Web Fonts project, released under the SIL Open Font
> License, as of 9 Nov 2011.
> The upstream confirm:
> "all of the Averîa Libre fonts are strictly composed of the average of
> OFL fonts".
> Regards,
> Alfonso
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