On 18/06/11 11:20, Paul Flo Williams wrote:
She might have been half joking. Although packaging fonts is
easy because of the packaging templates we use, the state of upstream
archives is often very poor, with no clear versioning, missing licenses
and limited language coverage. Welcome :-)
Yes that is what I was thinking as well after looking at a few other
fonts on the wishlist. Upstream could be anybody producing and releasing
fonts with no set policy for releases or versioning in place.
A foundry is an organisation or single person who issues fonts. The
of Moveable Type is one such, and our foundry abbreviation for them is
tlomt. You'll find some of their other fonts have been packaged already,
so taking a look at those src.rpms may give you some pointers.
Thanks, I guessed 'tlomt' as well which I guess was correct then. I
didn't know there were some already packaged, looking through those
.src.rpms would be hugely helpful.
If you look through the wiki pages of fonts that have already been
packaged, you'll find the bugzilla numbers of their review requests, and
looking through some of the comments in those reviews will help you avoid
Yes, that is the other thing I was wondering about and I will look it up.
I would recommend you join the fonts mailing list if you have
I have already done so and have joined the 'fonts-bugs' one as well just
Thanks for the welcome, Paul.