[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFS: googlefontdirectory-tools
Martin Erik Werner
martinerikwerner at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 02:40:57 UTC 2012
I am looking for a sponsor for my package "googlefontdirectory-tools".
My reason for packaging these tools is that they contain several
reasonably general scripts which can be useful for most fonts.
Current VCS-git version of the package "fonts-play" (I'm not sure this
change is big enough to warrant a re-upload) makes use of gfd-tools as
a build-dependency, these tools were previously (somewhat excessively)
included in fonts-play itself. c.f.
* Package name : googlefontdirectory-tools
Version : 20120111.1-1
Upstream Authors: Dave Crossland
: Khaled Hosny
* URL : http://code.google.com/p/googlefontdirectory/source/browse/tools/
* License : Apache-2.0
Section : fonts
Description: various tools for generating, analysing and manipulating font files
This package contains a collection of tools used by the Google Font Directory
to work with fonts.
The package includes scripts to:
* Generate ttf and otf fonts from sfd source files
* Generate sfd source files from ttf fonts
* Generate font files with a subset of characters
* Generate namelist files
* Convert otf elements to ttf equivalents
* Auto-set and analyse PREP hinting and hinting tables
* Setting GASP tables in font files
* Analyse bounding boxes
* Compare Unicode points and glyph names
Worth noting is that I do not use, nor know how and why to use about
half of these features, sfd -> ttf is the only one I'm really familiar
with, I'm including the rest since they sound useful :)
The package is available at debexpo/mentors:
dget -x http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/g/googlefontdirectory-tools/googlefontdirectory-tools_20120111.1-1.dsc
Alternatively the source is kept in git at:
git clone git://git.debian.org/pkg-fonts/googlefontdirectory-tools.git
debian/rules has a get-orig-source target which you may want to avoid
on a slow connection (the GFD mercurial repo is > 400MB)
+++ lintian output +++
P: googlefontdirectory-tools source: unversioned-copyright-format-uri http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5
# I prefer this until the final URI
P: googlefontdirectory-tools: no-upstream-changelog
# I don't think there will be, and I don't think piping mercurial log
to a file makes sense either
N: FontForge scripts are also scripts, they can't help being special.
O: googlefontdirectory-tools: unusual-interpreter usr/share/googlefontdirectory-
# I have requested lintian to support fontforge as an interpreter
I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.
Martin Erik Werner ("arand") <martinerikwerner at gmail.com>
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