Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] Fonts providing emojis?
> On Wed, 2014-03-19 at 00:48 +1100, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> > > These characters do seem to be
> > > increasingly widely used.
> > Agreed. I "guess" you're asking "why is the font not in the Debian
> > repository?"
> > Are their license issues? That would be my first though when
> > considering why they haven't been packaged yet.
> Your guess seems to be correct.
> [rocketmouse@archlinux ~]$ pacman -Qi ttf-symbola | grep Licenses
> Licenses : custom
An (apparently older version of the) font is available in the package ttf-ancient-fonts, as:
The copyright file contains the (custom) license from the download page:
Fonts are free for any use; they may be opened, edited,
modified, regenerated, packaged and redistributed.
There is a bug report about updating the package at https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=684496
And another one about having an extra package for Symbola/Emoji:
Unfortunately the bug reports are not being reacted on by the maintainer(s) (CCed them).
(Please CC me in your reply, I am not subscribed to debian-users).