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Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] Proposal for a talk + BoF around open fonts at Debconf7

Christian Perrier wrote:
>> How should we organize the BoF and the team meetups to get ready for
>> more font action in the lenny dev cycle?
> You have no control about the moment the organizers will schedule the
> BOF...so scheduling other work meetings seems something to do....and,
> from my experience of Debconfs, to do before the debconf starts..:-)

Hi Christian and everyone,

So, with all your debconf experience, what do you suggest will work best
for this team meetup in Edimburgh?

Who else will be there? What days? What time would you prefer?

> This is what I'm currently trying to organize for the i18n crowd, aka
> "the Knights of Nicky-Nicky", with a planned daily meeting at fixed hours.

Great, I like the idea. We should do the same for the fonts crowd.
What do you all think? We can at least get together over a few meals :)

>> IMHO, we need - as has already been suggested - a font packaging
>> policy/best practises guide along with some kind of test suite/build
>> environment from font sources. Providing tips/tutorial with the goal of
>> making Debian more friendly to open font designers would also be useful.
>>  and more packages of course :)
> Having an early structure for the fonts packaging policy, with
> voluntarily limited goals, such as fitting TTF and OTF fonts, would
> already be a sufficient goal.

You're right. Let's start with the policy and go from there.

> The idea of a test suite could come later, maybe.

OK, it makes sense.

btw, Raph Levien of Inconsolata (and many other things) fame and his
upcoming free software font editor may well redefine things. It's
probably better to wait for this and progress in other font-related


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