[Pkg-fonts-devel] ITP: fonts-hack -- Typeface designed for source code

Daniel Glassey wdg at debian.org
Tue Sep 1 11:00:58 UTC 2015

> * Package name    : fonts-hack
>   Version         : 2.010
>   Upstream Author : Christopher Simpkins
> * URL             : https://github.com/chrissimpkins/Hack
> * License         : Modified SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1
>   Programming Lang: 
>   Description     : Typeface designed for source code
> Package description:
>  No frills. No gimmicks. Hack is hand groomed and optically balanced to be a
>  workhorse face for code.
>  It has deep roots in the libre, open source typeface community and expands upon
>  the contributions of the Bitstream Vera & DejaVu projects. The face has been
>  re-designed with a larger glyph set, modifications of the original glyph shapes
>  (including distinct point styles and semi-bold punctuation weight in the
>  regular set to make analphabetic characters less transparent), and meticulous
>  attention to metrics (including numerous spacing adjustments to improve the
>  rhythm of the face and the legibility of code at small text sizes). The large
>  x-height + wide aperture + low contrast design combined with PostScript
>  hinting/hint replacement programs and a TrueType instruction set make it highly
>  legible at commonly used source code text sizes with a sweet spot that runs in
>  the 8px - 12px range on modern desktop and laptop monitors.
> After several years using Debian I feel it's time to give something back to the
> community. I'd like to maintain a package for my favourite monospace font. I
> use it as my terminal font, so I'll be very aware of the package status and
> quality.
> Paride


Great :)

When you upload it to mentors.debian.net email pkg-fonts-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org and hopefully someone will 
sponsor it.

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