[Pkg-fonts-devel] Request for sponsorship: ttf-ubuntu-title

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Sun Dec 16 22:28:34 UTC 2007

> I'm searching for a sponsor for the package ttf-ubuntu-title. I asked
> on debian-mentors, but they suggested me to ask on this mailing list.
> So I'm writing you! I hope this is the right place to do so.
 > [...]

Hi Giovanni,

IMHO before considering an upload to the Debian archive we need to look 
at the following issues:

- contacting upstream again about the maintainership of the font: 
especially adding new glyphs or merging existing branches like

At some point there was discussion of possibly using the Open Font 
Library to pick up the community branches, merge them back and do new 
releases from there...

But the key issue is:

- looking at the trademark/branding aspects and what it means for this 
font because it is the visual identity of a family of products. AFAIK 
some variations are allowed for LoCos (Local Ubuntu communities).

BTW, on the Debian side, we still have to resolve the problem of using a 
non-free font for our logo. Oh, the irony :(

And concerning the packaging:
- no need for a debian tag
- it would be good to have a README/FONTLOG too.

I've been in touch with the upstream designer of Ubuntu-title and other 
people in the Ubuntu community around fonts and I will mail them about 
this again. So I guess the best is to wait and see.

> Kind regards,
> Giovanni Mascellani.
> (Please keep me in Cc: list, thanks!)

Nicolas Spalinger

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