[Pkg-fonts-devel] question: packaging graphics design tools?

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Wed Apr 29 08:36:34 UTC 2009

Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 5:11 AM, Nicolas Spalinger
> <nicolas_spalinger at sil.org> wrote:
>> Also If you're looking for a nice open font to package I'd recommend
>> Lavoisier: http://haikumonkey.net/?page_id=106
> That seems to provide "source code" in FontLab format. Is there
> anything in Debian that can convert FontLab files to TTF/OTF?

There are various unrestricted utilities out there to help with that and
we have an open-standards and interop promise for the next version of
FontLab: See http://tinkerhouse.net/log/robothon-2009-day-2/

So it's certainly a good thing to have that extended source available as

I'm preparing an article on font formats interop with more details.

>> They are a few other open fonts I came across recently which I need to
>> add to a wishlist section of our wiki page.
> Perhaps a FreeDesktop wiki page could be used to catalogue all fonts
> useful for Free Software distros.

Yep, exactly:

There are various place that we need to look at for our team "packaging
http://openfontlibrary.org/wiki/Existing_Free_Fonts  (although that page
should be renamed existing-libre-open-fonts).

The Fedora team has:


Nicolas Spalinger, NRSI volunteer
Debian/Ubuntu font teams / OpenFontLibrary

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