[Pkg-fonts-bugs] ITP: open font design toolkit

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Sun Jan 14 20:00:01 CET 2007

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : open-font-design-toolkit
  Version         : 0.1
  Upstream Author : NA
* URL             : http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-fonts/
* License         : NA
  Description     : metapackage for open font design

A metapackage to easily pull in the various tools available in the
Debian archive needed to design, adapt, improve and hack open fonts.

The current toolkit includes packages like fontforge, fontforge-doc,
inkscape, gimp, fonttools, libfont-ttf-perl, gucharmap, lcdf-typetools,
gwaterfall, freetype2-demos, potracegui, libft-perl.

A growing number of good quality fonts are released under the Open Font
License (or similar free community-recognized licenses) and allow
modifying, improving and branching including adding new glyphs and smart
behaviours to extend the Unicode coverage and to allow new languages to
be supported on the free desktop and, of course, fixing bugs.

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