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[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFS: googlefontdirectory-tools


I am looking for a sponsor for my package "googlefontdirectory-tools".

My reason for packaging these tools is that they contain several
reasonably general scripts which can be useful for most fonts.

Current VCS-git version of the package "fonts-play" (I'm not sure this
change is big enough to warrant a re-upload) makes use of gfd-tools as
a build-dependency, these tools were previously (somewhat excessively)
included in fonts-play itself. c.f.

 * Package name    : googlefontdirectory-tools
   Version         : 20120111.1-1
   Upstream Authors: Dave Crossland
                   : Khaled Hosny
 * URL             : http://code.google.com/p/googlefontdirectory/source/browse/tools/
 * License         : Apache-2.0
   Section         : fonts

Description: various tools for generating, analysing and manipulating font files
 This package contains a collection of tools used by the Google Font Directory
 to work with fonts.
 The package includes scripts to:
  * Generate ttf and otf fonts from sfd source files
  * Generate sfd source files from ttf fonts
  * Generate font files with a subset of characters
  * Generate namelist files
  * Convert otf elements to ttf equivalents
  * Auto-set and analyse PREP hinting and hinting tables
  * Setting GASP tables in font files
  * Analyse bounding boxes
  * Compare Unicode points and glyph names

Worth noting is that I do not use, nor know how and why to use about
half of these features, sfd -> ttf is the only one I'm really familiar
with, I'm including the rest since they sound useful :)

The package is available at debexpo/mentors:

  dget -x http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/g/googlefontdirectory-tools/googlefontdirectory-tools_20120111.1-1.dsc

Alternatively the source is kept in git at:

  git clone git://git.debian.org/pkg-fonts/googlefontdirectory-tools.git

debian/rules has a get-orig-source target which you may want to avoid
on a slow connection (the GFD mercurial repo is > 400MB)

+++ lintian output +++
P: googlefontdirectory-tools source: unversioned-copyright-format-uri http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5
# I prefer this until the final URI

P: googlefontdirectory-tools: no-upstream-changelog
# I don't think there will be, and I don't think piping mercurial log
to a file makes sense either

N: FontForge scripts are also scripts, they can't help being special.
O: googlefontdirectory-tools: unusual-interpreter usr/share/googlefontdirectory-
tools/tools/bbox/vmet.pe #!/usr/bin/fontforge
# I have requested lintian to support fontforge as an interpreter

I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.

Kind regards,
Martin Erik Werner ("arand") <martinerikwerner@gmail.com>

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