[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#703456: Bug#703456: Bug#703456: Bug#703456: Please add Nafees Nastaleeq

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Mon Jun 9 14:43:31 UTC 2014

On 09/06/14 09:07, Paul Wise wrote:
> I'm not sure what all this
> means in terms of the DFSG but it is probably OK.

May I suggest helping upstream to come up with reproducible buildpath 
instead of creating a Debian-specific one ? A much better long-term 
strategy for everyone.

You can look into libfont-ttf-scripts-perl (and newer repository 
version) which contain the volt2ttf and related utilities and can work 
with text-based representations of the smart features. (vtp files).

Type designers are increasingly moving towards using the .fea features 
files format.

BTW, if you haven't noticed yet, there are significant issues with the 
licensing of this font that still need fixing (it's sadly a non-standard 
mishmash of licenses with little coherence, legal validity or practical 
use cases: 
http://www.cle.org.pk/software/license/Nafees_Nastaleeq_License.html So 
I would expect our ftpmasters to seriously frown on this and reject 
it!). TTBOMK various people (including Mozilla) are in touch with 
upstream to get them to re-release under a community-approved license.



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