[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#780233: Bug#780233: fonts-inconsolata: Please package v1.014 from Google Font Directory

Antoine Musso hashar at free.fr
Fri Mar 13 15:13:32 UTC 2015

On 11/03/15 03:13, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 5:18 AM, Antoine Musso wrote:
>> I found out on wikipedia that the inconsolata font has been forked on
>> Google Foot Directory. It has been fully hinted and a bold variant
>> created.
>> Project directory:
>> https://code.google.com/p/googlefontdirectory/source/browse/ofl/inconsolata/
> Hhhmm, this doesn't include the FontForge source so uploading it would
> probably be a DFSG violation.

Hello Paul,

The fonts-inconsolata source package already has some references to 
FontForge, at least there is a /fontforge-sfds/ directory with an 
Inconsolata.sfd file.

Might be worth another bug to migrate the package to contrib per DFSG if 
it violates it.

> It would also be great if the Google folks could forward their changes
> upstream instead of forking it.

Upstream Raph Levien (added to CC) commented on another bug report:

  > Yes, the version at Google Web Fonts is more recent and should
  > be considered the definitive one.


Seems fine :)

>> - Completed Bold version of Inconsolata in VBF format.
> VFB format is from the proprietary FontLab tool. Is there a tool in
> Debian main to build the TTF/OTF files from that? If not we would have
> to move fonts-inconsolata to contrib.

That is a similar issue to the FontForge sources above. Other fonts 
package probably ships .VFB. If they are in contrib, I guess Inconsolata 
should be moved there as well.


Antoine Musso

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