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Re: Nepalifonts deb package needs a sponsor

--- "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar@debian.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, brett hartshorn wrote:
> >
> > Hello Jaldhar,
> >
> > I had made the deb manually, i just read the 'APT Howto - Working with
> > source packages', so i will now go back and make them properly by
> > packaging them first in: nepalifonts.orig.tar.gz, nepalifonts.diff.gz
> > and nepalifonts.dsc.  I will also make sure they are DFSG compliant, or
> > try my best to free them.
> >
> > -brett
> >
> One more thing, to follow the convention used by other Indic fonts in
> debian, the package should be called ttf-nepali-fonts.  Please look at
> ttf-indic-fonts to see how to make a policy-compliant fonts package.
> Actually, something just struck me.  Nepali uses Devanagari right?  In
> that case it might be better to just add the fonts to ttf-indic fonts or
> make a ttf-devanagari-fonts package.  But if these fonts cannot be used
> for other languages, it would make sense to have a seperate Nepali
> fonts package.

Your right, Nepali does use Devanagari, and it seems that this already comes with the standard
ttf-indic fonts package, i tested it against the Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya website and all the
text rendered fine.  One thing though, the fonts created by the MPP do look a little better than
the basic Devanagari that comes with ttf-indic, and they also have Devanagari in a few extra
flavors to.  But i am not sure if the MPP wishes to open source their extra fonts and have them as
part of Debian, i guess we will have to wait and see.


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