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[Pkg-fonts-devel] packaging "Grünewalt VA"

Tag: ITP


first, many thanks for the instructions.

(for reference:

> Since the freeze is very close you may not make it.
> Retitle the RFP bug to ITP and set yourself as the owner to indicate
> that you are working on it

> Take a look at one of the pkg-fonts packages that build-depends on
> fontforge to find out how to build the font from source and how to
> package fonts in general. Please note that for new packages you do not
> need any of the defoma stuff that you might see in some of the font
> packages.

Did not find a fonts package that build-depends on fontforge, but
... (see below)

> I note that the font is listed as GPL licensed, I'd recommend asking
> upstream to add the standard GPL font exception to the license:
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#FontException

I looked into the license (OFL ?!) and found:

"5) [...] The requirement for fonts to remain under this license does
not apply to any document created using the Font Software."
So I guess this is fine.

> Then get someone from pkg-fonts or DebianEdu to review the package and
> upload it.

I prepared a draft package at:


To create it, I used the ttf-dzongkha-package source from


as a kind of template. I seems to be equally simple and under the same

There is one issue I am not sure about how to handle it properly: The
upstream source is distributed in a .zip file which contains file
names with spaces.

Up to now I unziped the source, replaced all whitespace characters by
"_" and tar'ed the resulting directory to obtain the orig.tar.gz.

I put a README.source into debian/ to describe that.   

So if anybody from debian-edu or pkg-fonts could have a look, that would
be great. In the long run it would be nice to use the pkg-fonts svn
repository to maintain it.

Many thanks so far, tips, tricks and critics welcome.
Best regards


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