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

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at ubuntu.com
Sat Jun 21 22:55:01 UTC 2014

On 2014-06-20 14:02, Nicolas Spalinger wrote:
> I think it's well-worth for the benefit of Debian and Ubuntu users of
> this font (and the wider community) to continue to advocate for a
> re-relase by upstream under a community-recognized and DFSG-approved
> license instead.

Instead of what? Do you suggest that Nafees Web Naskh is dropped from
the Debian archive and that both Nafees Web Naskh and Nafees Nastaleeq
are dropped from the Ubuntu archive and that we leave Urdu speaking
users of Debian or Ubuntu on their own with respect to fonts?

Even if the license isn't *ideal* from a DFSG POV, it does not make the
fonts non-free AFAICT. Hence a reasonable approach IMO would be to do
both, i.e. keep accepting the current license for now while proposing
upstream to re-release the fonts under a license without the mentioned

Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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