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Request for a freeze exception for thaifonts-scalable 0.4.11-2

Dear release team,

I would like to request for a freeze exception for thaifonts-scalable
0.4.11-2, which fixes following important problems in Lenny:

1. Thick strikeout for Waree font, the presumably default sans-serif for

   This appeared to be Fontforge's bug, which has been fixed in a newer
   upstream version than what's shipped in Lenny. Upstream has fixed this
   with a workaround, so it can still be built with older Fontforge.

2. Bad choices for default Thai fonts as provided by the core
   fontconfig-config package.

   This problem was reported against fontconfig-config as Debian #506641
   and Freedesktop #16223, neither of which is likely to be timely fixed.
   So, upstream has addressed this by overriding the fontconfig-config
   defaults instead.

   The fix involved config file renaming. And the left-over config file
   has been cleaned up in 0.4.11-2, to pass piuparts.

Both problems are considered annoyance to Thai users. And the new upstream
version was released solely for these bugs, plus a couple of fine tunes and
merging of Debian patches (thus all patches are dropped). Nothing more.

Summarized upstream changes, from the NEWS file:

0.4.11 (2008-11-21)
- Increased fontconfig priority, to override upstream fontconfig's defaults
  for Thai.
- Fixed thick strikeout bug for Waree.
- Improved hinting for TlwgTypo, TlwgTypist, TlwgTypewriter and TlwgMono.

Summarized Debian changes from Lenny:

thaifonts-scalable (1:0.4.11-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * debian/ttf-thai-tlwg.preinst, debian/otf-thai-tlwg.preinst:
    - Clean up obsolete conffiles, for piuparts cleanness:

 -- Theppitak Karoonboonyanan <thep@linux.thai.net>  Sat, 22 Nov 2008 11:02:40 +0700

thaifonts-scalable (1:0.4.11-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream bugfix release.
  * Update fontconfig files in sync to upstream:
    - debian/{ttf,otf}-thai-tlwg.links: Update links for fontconfig files
    - debian/rules: Ditto for fontconfig file installation for otf-thai-tlwg
  * Patch works:
    - debian/patches/01_fontconfig_prefer: Removed, included upstream
    - debian/patches/series, debian/patches: Removed, unneeded
    - debian/control, debian/rules: Drop quilt build-dep
  * debian/copyright: Updated format to proposal rev. 384:
    - Drop Packaged-By, Packaged-Date
    - Add Upstream-Name, Upstream-Maintainer
    - Replace Upstream-Author with Upstream-Maintainer
    - Replace Original-Source-Location with Upstream-Source
    - Use one Copyright statement per field
    - Use 'Copyright' instead of '©'
    - Replace 'GPL-2+ | other' with  'GPL-2+-By-Font' and split its
      description into standalone field
  * Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.0 (no changes needed)

 -- Theppitak Karoonboonyanan <thep@linux.thai.net>  Fri, 21 Nov 2008 19:32:28 +0700

And, for the record, it has already stayed bug-free in unstable for 42 days.

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan

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