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Re: Bunch of new Fonts added to review list



(Hadn't seen this mail yet)

On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 08:07:34PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Inspired by Máirín's activity I've packaged a few fonts which are now
> stuck into review:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Fonts/Triaging/Pipeline?action=show#review-needed
> 
> They will probably be the last fonts I'll package since I don't believe
> being responsible for too many different packages is healthy (ok I'll
> probably finish the Greek Font Society fonts)

If you need help maintaining them, please let me know.  I'll try to 
review some of the not-yet reviewed, time permitting.

> Some notes:
> 
> – these are all OTF fonts, so they won't work in apps that can't handle
> this format. Some offenders are well-known (OpenOffice.org in
> particular, see
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Fonts/QA#known-problems). Go
> comment/vote in the various upstream issue trackers if you want this
> fixed.
> 
> – I didn't package the TrueType variants of the Greek Font Society
> fonts: most of the TrueType archives do not include a clear license like
> the OTF ones, they're older so I've no idea if they include the whole
> last version of the fonts, they declare the same font names and I don't
> want to find out how applications will react to the same font in two
> different format on-system. I may reconsider if someone convinces the
> Greek Font Society to release the same nice archives they did for OTF
> fonts, and if the fonts in those archives declare a different font name
> (for example GFS Didot TT)

I'll ask about the discrepancy.

> – I used the font files most recent timestamp as version since the 
> fonts all declared a 1.0 version but had obviously been modified 
> several times
> in their lives. Again if someone convinces the Greek Font Society to use
> proper versioning I may change this in the future.

This too.

> – most fonts have been declared on fontconfig priority 60, which mean
> they may take precendence over other latin fonts if neither DejaVu, nor
> Liberation are installed. Nevertheless I didn't just blindly cut and
> pasted fontconfig rules, but tried to adapt them to each font.
> 
> – I do not intend to group the Greek Font Society fonts in any
> particular way. If there is enough user demand I may create a GFS comps
> group, but right now I plan to just ship separate fonts files.

Sounds OK to me.

Thanks,

-- Sarantis


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