[Pkg-fonts-devel] Package for Fira Sans and Fira Mono

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Sun Jun 1 05:37:32 UTC 2014

Quoting Paul Wise (pabs at debian.org):
> On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 6:03 PM, Rüdiger Sonderfeld wrote:
> > Does this even matter for Fonts?
> Yes:
> https://lists.debian.org/1948618.u6YZvnFvaf@scott-latitude-e6320
> > You can still simply open the font file in
> > Fontforge (a free software font editor) and change it like any other font.
> > It's not like a program binary where editing the binary is much more
> > complicated than editing the source.
> Editing executable code isn't that hard any more either with tools
> like IDA but we still require source code for them.

We need to be consistent here. We have plenty of fonts in this very
same case and, up to now, we haven't put them in contrib.

We're in some way on a border case and we probably need some external
"ruling" here, as even inside the fonts team we don't all agree on
whether TTF file can be considered "enough" or not.

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