RE: [FWD: ITA: unifont -- X11 dual-width GNU unicode font * New maintainer (Closes: #356594)]
Thanks for your offer. I'll follow up with you privately.
As for Wen Quan Yi, I would like to publicly thank Qianqian Fang for helping me in using huge chunks of the Wen Quan Yi font (I'm BCCing him on this message). We have communicated regularly over the past several months. Just a couple of weeks ago, Qianqian sent me the last CJK ideographs that were added to Unicode 5.1. That left me with just Ol Chiki (which I drew) and Vai (which I'm drawing now) to provide coverage of all the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane scripts that make sense (i.e., the non-complex scripts).
I'm also completing the Arabic Presentation Forms - A, and other scripts, even if they won't produce a usable font for those scripts. At least all the glyphs will be there in some form, which is a start. The Arabic letters just appear in their isolated form and not their initial, middle, or final forms (which is inadequate for writing Arabic).
Once I'm done with the glyphs, I need to spend a couple of weeks updating the software and putting it in a suitable form for release (with Makefile, updated man pages, etc.). I figured I'd start the ball rolling now since I'm almost ready.
I was tempted to get this ready for an earlier Debian release, but decided to wait so I could incorporate what Unicode 5.1 was about to add.
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Subject: Re: [FWD: ITA: unifont -- X11 dual-width GNU unicode font *
New maintainer (Closes: #356594)]
From: "Anthony Fok" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, May 26, 2008 2:45 pm
Thank you for your marvellous work! You have accomplished what I (and
probably many others) have been dreaming of doing for a long time
(e.g. merging Wenquanyi font into GNU Unifont).
I'm so glad you take up the maintainership of this font and offer to
package it for Debian too.
I'd love to be your sponsor for Debian upload.
And, if you don't mind, I'd be honoured to be co-maintain this package
with you. :-)