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To:      Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: <package>: contains non-free font

Severity: serious
Usertags: non-free

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.

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Source Font Formats


Generating Fonts from Source

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

- [ ttf-junicode]

- [ beteckna]

- [ essays1743]

- [ ttf-atarismall]

- [ ttf-breip]

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

[ sfd2*.ff]

Font Formats

ttf, otf, bdf, pfb, fnt

Font Tools

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



Fonts and Debian: [ existing] and [ missing]

Font related pages:


Further Resources