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[Bug 180034] New: Review Request: perl-Font-TTF (part of the dejavu-fonts toolchain)



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https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=180034

           Summary: Review Request: perl-Font-TTF (part of the dejavu-fonts
                    toolchain)
           Product: Fedora Extras
           Version: devel
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: normal
         Component: Package Review
        AssignedTo: bugzilla-sink leemhuis info
        ReportedBy: Nicolas Mailhot laPoste net
         QAContact: fedora-extras-list redhat com


The spec file is really simple so I'm attaching it to the bug
The perl sources can be downloaded at http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/M/MH/MHOSKEN/Font-TTF-0.37.tar.gz

Description:

This is a perl module to manipulate TTF files and do all sorts of strange things with them. It's used by the free font project dejavu (http://dejavu.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/FontForge)

Since I'm FE's dejavu maintainer, I'd like to get the full dejavu toolchain into FE to package dejavu from sources instead of pushing prebuild TTFs. dejavu is not GPL'd so it's not a requirement. However :

- the spirit of Fedora is to push free software, so IMHO we should follow GPL requirements even if upstream does not force them on us

- Fedora is sorely missing quality fonts and having the full font creation toolset packaged is my little attempt to get more people contributing glyphs to dejavu or starting their own project (when you force font creators to buy expensive closed software tools because the free ones are hard to get you pretty much ensure they'll never contribute to FOSS projects)

- the other big dejavu requirement has been packaged and updated to allow this, and I'd hate this effort to be wasted (bug #170177)

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