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Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] Some queries

Hi Vasudev--

On 04/25/2011 01:19 PM, Vasudev Kamath wrote:
> I'm packaging http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=623944


> 1.This font package contains ttf, otf, woff and svg. I was just
> curious to know is there a policy for svg and  woff fonts in Debian.

How are all these formats generated?

For simplicity, I would start by making a binary package (a .deb) with
just one preferred font format (i'd probably lean toward ttf or otf --
other more experienced team members might have other preferences).  If
you get a request for the other formats, you can consider packaging them
later, either as separate packages, or adding them to the primary .deb.

> 2. Also is it mandatory to build the fonts from sfd if its provided by
> the upstream?

If upstream uses the .sfd as their preferred form for modification, then
yes, the packaging should build any other distributed formats from the .sfd.

This is important for several reasons:

 * bugs introduced in new versions of fontforge (or other sfd-processing
packages) will get noticed and we can report them to fontforge upstream.

 * bugs in the .sfd itself will get noticed and we can report them to
the upstream foundry.

 * most importantly: debian users can be sure that they can modify the
tools they use as they see fit.



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