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Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] UW ttyp0 - a multiscript monospaced bitmap font family

Hi Bjørn (and Uwe and others),

Quoting Bjørn Mork (2016-07-13 13:43:38)
> uwe@mpi-inf.mpg.de writes:
> > I have released a new series of monospaced bitmap fonts. They cover 
> > most of the Latin and Cyrillic alphabet, Greek, Armenian, Georgian 
> > (only Mkhedruli), Hebrew (without cantillation marks), Thai, most of 
> > IPA (but no UPA), standard punctuation, common symbols, some 
> > mathematics, line graphics and a few dingbats (about 3000 Unicode 
> > characters). There are nine sizes from 11px to 22px in regular and 
> > bold; in some sizes there is also an italic version.
> >
> > The license is an MIT license with name change clause similar to the 
> > Bitstream Vera License (a bit more permissive, actually).
> >
> > The source code (including documentation) and some font samples can 
> > be found at http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/~uwe/misc/uw-ttyp0/. If you 
> > are interested in including UW ttyp0 in Debian, drop me a note.
> I found this email from back in Aug 2012 and wonder what happened 
> here? Did it just fall through the cracks?  Or was there just a 
> resource problem - someone needs to do the packaging work?  Or was 
> there something else that made this request go unanswered?

As I recall, I was not part of this team back then.  My guess is that 
there was simply noone stepping up to do the work involved.

First step is to file an RFP: http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/#l1
That can be done by anyone - also an enthusiastic user or upstream 

When filed, the most efficient is to then refer to that bugreport, every 
time discussing/encouraging its packaging for Debian.

> In my opinion, UW ttyp0 is the best monospaced bitmap font family out 
> there. And I'm not alone in that view, since I foud it by googling for 
> good font recommendations.

Could you please share some URLs supporting that research of yours?

What I found that seemed reasonably active maintained and comparative 
(i.e. not slashdot-style) was https://github.com/powerline/fonts which 
doesn't even mention tty0.

I don't mean to conclude that tty0 is not interesting - it seems it is 
particularly useful when needing small sizes and large coverage 
(especially the latter rarely emphasized in my experience).

 - Jonas

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