[Pkg-fonts-devel] UW ttyp0 - a multiscript monospaced bitmap font family
dr at jones.dk
Wed Jul 13 13:33:29 UTC 2016
Hi Bjørn (and Uwe and others),
Quoting Bjørn Mork (2016-07-13 13:43:38)
> uwe at mpi-inf.mpg.de writes:
> > I have released a new series of monospaced bitmap fonts. They cover
> > most of the Latin and Cyrillic alphabet, Greek, Armenian, Georgian
> > (only Mkhedruli), Hebrew (without cantillation marks), Thai, most of
> > IPA (but no UPA), standard punctuation, common symbols, some
> > mathematics, line graphics and a few dingbats (about 3000 Unicode
> > characters). There are nine sizes from 11px to 22px in regular and
> > bold; in some sizes there is also an italic version.
> > The license is an MIT license with name change clause similar to the
> > Bitstream Vera License (a bit more permissive, actually).
> > The source code (including documentation) and some font samples can
> > be found at http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/~uwe/misc/uw-ttyp0/. If you
> > are interested in including UW ttyp0 in Debian, drop me a note.
> I found this email from back in Aug 2012 and wonder what happened
> here? Did it just fall through the cracks? Or was there just a
> resource problem - someone needs to do the packaging work? Or was
> there something else that made this request go unanswered?
As I recall, I was not part of this team back then. My guess is that
there was simply noone stepping up to do the work involved.
First step is to file an RFP: http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/#l1
That can be done by anyone - also an enthusiastic user or upstream
When filed, the most efficient is to then refer to that bugreport, every
time discussing/encouraging its packaging for Debian.
> In my opinion, UW ttyp0 is the best monospaced bitmap font family out
> there. And I'm not alone in that view, since I foud it by googling for
> good font recommendations.
Could you please share some URLs supporting that research of yours?
What I found that seemed reasonably active maintained and comparative
(i.e. not slashdot-style) was https://github.com/powerline/fonts which
doesn't even mention tty0.
I don't mean to conclude that tty0 is not interesting - it seems it is
particularly useful when needing small sizes and large coverage
(especially the latter rarely emphasized in my experience).
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