[Pkg-fonts-devel] dh_makefont is now part of dh-make package

Vasudev Kamath vasudev at copyninja.info
Mon Feb 8 03:41:21 UTC 2016

Fabian Greffrath <fabian at debian.org> writes:

> Hi Vasudev,
> Am Sonntag, den 10.01.2016, 17:32 +0530 schrieb Vasudev Kamath:
>> A long time ago (couple of years) we (me and some others) from Debian
>> India team had written a  tool to automatically prepare skeleton font
>> packages provided source. We called it dh_makefont.
> thank you for working on this!
> Honestly, when I read the subject line, I was expecting some kind of
> script that would help to automate the process of converting fontforge
> SFD files into TTF or OTF files, like e.g. the code on this site:
> https://fontforge.github.io/scripting-tutorial.html#Complexities
> Are there any plans on something like this?

If needed I can add this but my question will be if font is not
generated using fontforge will the fontforge example mentioned be able
to create a sfd which will generate identical ttf/otf?. Idea is if
script looses some feature of font then it would not be wise to do the

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