[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#797627: ITP: fonts-hack -- Typeface designed for source code

Fabian Greffrath fabian at debian.org
Fri Sep 11 07:10:17 UTC 2015

Am Donnerstag, den 10.09.2015, 21:55 +0200 schrieb Paride Legovini:
> My idea is that it shouldn't be more difficult to distribute a font
> where the source code is available (even if not provided with an
> automated build process) rather than a font where only the final product
> is made available.


1) In the case a thand, we distribute fonts with their sources. We just
don't have the resources currently in Debian to rebuild the fonts from
these sources. And even if there weren't sources available in .ufo
format, fonts that are distributed merely in their native .ttf format
have routinely been accepted into the archive.

2) Even if we were able to compile fonts from the .ufo source format
into any other format, it is not clear if rebuilding them without
changing the font name would infringe the license of the fonts or not.

 - Fabian
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