[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#699322: Bug#699322: Bug#699322: status of liberation fonts 2.00.1 in Debian unstable?

Pravin Satpute psatpute at redhat.com
Wed Aug 17 11:14:55 UTC 2016

On Wednesday 17 August 2016 03:57 PM, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
>> has value for fonts.  Just want to emphasize that properly _developed_
>> fonts with proper sources available has _greater_ value than equally
>> shaped commercially promoted but over-the-fence-developed fonts.
> I don't agree as generally as you state it. Croscore's upstream is Google
> and if they are actively developing the font but decided to do this
> "behind the fence" and only release the fonts occasionally in TTF format,
> then that's fine. It's their decision and the OPL license allows for that.
It definitely has some benefit but again if we think of freedom of
modification. We have to convert ttf to .sfd and sometime we loose some
information during process.
> Honestly, I don't see much added value in always running behind uptream,
> occasionally taking one of their releases, converting the TTFs into SFDs
> and calling that "sources".
Nope we are not doing this way.
We forked only once and then onwards following our own development
cycle. Mostly, we see new updates to Croscore and incorporate it to
Even i am not aware of any recent releases of Croscore. Does anyone?


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