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Bug#421640: please provide unifont.hex

On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 10:42:59AM +0200, Matej Vela wrote:
> Robert Millan <rmh@aybabtu.com> writes:
> > Uhm, for an orphaned package, I suppose I have to do this myself.  Are there
> > any rules I should take into consideration before NMUing?
> Basically, all maintainers are encouraged to do uploads on behalf of the
> QA Group, and you can treat it as a maintainer upload.  I.e. no NMU diff,
> no point revisions (1:1.0-4 rather than 1:1.0-3.1), as many changes as you
> feel necessary, and new upstream versions if practical.  It's customary to
> put "QA upload" in the first line of the changelog.


> > Also, could someone please review my patch and tell me if it's ok?
> Perhaps a separate package would be better (unifont-source?).  It would
> double the size of the existing package, and the vast majority of current
> users don't need it.

Then I think I'll follow what #62356 suggests, call it "unifont-bin", and add
hexdraw as well.

> It's worth mentioning in the description that the Yudit editor digs .hex
> fonts.  You might want to check whether it accepts compressed files, and
> leave unifont.hex uncompressed if not.

It doesn't.  Will leave uncompressed then.

> > Using /usr/share/fonts seems like the right thing to me, but there
> > aren't other packages adding their own formats there (perhaps
> > /usr/share/unifont would be better?).
> yudit-common has /usr/share/yudit/fonts/yudit.hex, so I'd go for
> /usr/share/unifont.



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