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Re: Bug#261027: ITP: ttf-farsi -- International TrueType Farsi fonts for X

On Friday 23 July 2004 12.21, Arash Bijanzadeh wrote:

> * URL             : http://www.linuxiran.org/

I can't find the font on this web page.

> * License         : (GPL, LGPL, BSD, MIT/X, etc.)

This is very, very important for Debian. Without a valid license, it is 
impossible that Debian can distribute them. (Ok, I only now see that 
you say that the fonts are GPL. No problem there, then.)

>   Description     : International TrueType Farsi fonts for X
> (Include the long description here.)
> Some GPLed TrueType fonts is developed recently. I would like to
> package them for Debian.

You best read the 'new maintainer's guide' first, 
<http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/> which talks about how to 
create packages. More details are available at 
<http://www.debian.org/devel/> (especially the Debian Policy Manual and 
the Developer's Reference).

I don't know anything about packaging fonts, but I guess you could take 
one of the existing truetype font packages and use them as a starting 
point, this is certainly easier than starting from scratch.

Once you have a package ready, you best announce it on the 
debian-mentors@lists.debian.org mailing list (add 'RFS' to the subject 
of your email - a 'Request for Sponsorship') and if somebody wants to 
look at your package. Work with them to get the package in shape (as a 
beginner to Debian packages you'll likely have some details to sort 
out) until your package can be uploaded to Debian (your sponsor will do 
that for you).

-- vbi

Kräht der Maulwurf auf dem Dach, liegt der Hahn vor Lachen flach.

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