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== Debian Fonts Task Force ==


See all the TrueType (TTF) fonts included in Debian at http://pkg-fonts.alioth.debian.org/review/ (updated weekly).

See all the TrueType (TTF) and ?OpenType (OTF) fonts included in Debian for usage on Windows or Mac OS X at http://krum.ethz.ch/fonts/.

email lists: [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/cjkunifonts-devel CJKUnifonts-devel] [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/cjkunifonts-hakkaim CJKUnifonts-HakkaIM] [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/cjkunifonts-minnanim CJKUnifonts-MinnanIM] [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/freefont-devel Freefont-devel] [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-fonts-bugs Pkg-fonts-bugs] [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-fonts-commits Pkg-fonts-commits] [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-fonts-devel Pkg-fonts-devel]

Debian Fonts Task Force



The pkg-fonts team will use these tags for usertags ([http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?users=pkg-fonts-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org user: pkg-fonts-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org])

  • non-free: for packages that contain non-free fonts taken from the web (severity serious)
  • duplicate: for packages that contain fonts that duplicate fonts from other packages (severity normal?minor?wishlist?)
  • split: for packages that contain fonts we would like to see split into other packages (severity wishlist)

Source Font Formats


Generating Fonts from Source

The [http://packages.debian.org/fontforge fontforge] is an editor for outline and bitmap fonts that generates all kinds of fonts. It is also scriptable and has an addon tool [http://packages.debian.org/xgridfit xgridfit] for hinting. The following fonts are built from sfd (found using apt-cache rdepends fontforge):

- [http://packages.debian.org/ttf-junicode ttf-junicode]

- [http://packages.debian.org/ttf-beteckna beteckna]

- [http://packages.debian.org/ttf-essays1743 essays1743]

- [http://packages.debian.org/ttf-atarismall ttf-atarismall]

- [http://packages.debian.org/ttf-breip ttf-breip]

I created some script to create bold, italic, and condensed typefaces out of sfd fonts:

[http://gnu.ethz.ch/debian/beteckna/beteckna-0.2/ sfd2*.ff]

Font Formats

ttf, otf, bdf, pfb, fnt

Font Tools

texlive-font-utils, fttools, ttf2tex, freetype1-tools, ttf2pt1, otf2bdf



Fonts and Debian: [http://www.miriamruiz.es/debfonts/ existing] and [http://wiki.debian.org/Fonts/Missing missing]

Font related pages: