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Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] RFP: Free Educative Handwritung Fonts

> Dear Debian Font Task Force,
> I'd like to draw your attention to 
> http://bugs.skolelinux.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1279
> and hope that you can, please, give some assistance in 
> getting further free fonts into Debian [Edu] that are valuable for educative 
> usage (schools using Skolelinux e.g.).
> There are many comments on this RFP bug, and probably I should file a similar 
> report to bugs.debian.org. For now (being short of time), I leave it with a 
> short summary here:
> Debian using schools need educative fonts. I'm in contact with a free font 
> designer who commited a lot of work to a free version of different 
> handwriting/script fonts - including German "Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift" 
> which is used in most primary schools here. Those fonts are under free 
> license, and to be released soon; for Debian Edu/Skolelinux, having these 
> fonts in Debian, is a preposition for deploying these fonts with the upcoming, 
> edge based version of Skolelinux.

Thanks a lot for your very useful advocacy efforts around open fonts for

I would like to help you (as time permits) to get these fonts packaged
and maintained for the benefit of the Skolelinux / Debian-edu users (and
the rest of the Debian family too).

Please let me know when a release is available.

> Thank you for any assistance, 
> Regards
> Ralf, teaching FOSS activist
> P.S.: Of course, we could provide Fontforge's source format - I might even 
> have an SVN account on Alioth - but it would take some time until I'd achieve 
> commitments there. 

Yes, the more extended font sources you can provide the better.

> P.S.: Also check for http://wiki.skolelinux.de/FreieSchriftarten

You may want to add the following cursive fonts to this page:


Nicolas Spalinger, NRSI volunteer
Debian/Ubuntu font teams / OpenFontLibrary

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