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== See Also ==
 * http://fonts.debian.net/ - A collection of free fonts

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)



To:      Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: <package>: contains non-free font

Severity: serious
User: pkg-fonts-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: non-free
X-Debbugs-CC: pkg-fonts-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org

Your package contains a non-free font:

<filename in Debian here>
<url to the pkg-fonts review page here>

This looks to be from here:

<upstream URLs here>

From the zip file:

<upstream licence here>

This licence does not clearly allow all the DFSG-required freedoms:


Please contact the font author and ask them to licence the font
under a DFSG-compliant font licence such as the OFL:


If they are not willing to do so or cannot be contacted, please remove
the font from the binary package and the source package and depend on
another font package or move the package to non-free.

Please contact your upstream and ask them to use fontconfig or similar
to get fonts for use by the software instead of using a specific font.

This message is brought to you by the Debian Fonts Task Force:


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:


See Also