Mohd Isam | 11 Jul 15:10 2014
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New font submission

Hi all
My name is Mohammed Isam. I designed some fonts [few traditional Arabic fonts] that I would like to package for Fedora. I would appreciate your help and reviewing my package and helping with the packaging process. I added a wiki page for the fonts https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Layla_fonts, also I submitted a bugzilla review request #1079090.
Thank you in advance for your help
Regards
 
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Dr. Mohammed Isam M. Abdel-Magid
MBBS, BLS, ALS, MRCP(UK) Part I & II Written
Department of Internal Medicine
Khasab Hospital & Polyclinic
Khasab, Musandam, Sultanate of Oman
Tel.: 00968-96705308
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/mohammedisam2000

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Cheng-Chia Tseng | 19 May 17:30 2014
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Review Request: cwtex-q-fonts - a series of modern traditional Chinese fonts

Hi everyone,

I am interested in fonts/typography and learning rpm packaging recently. I found a series of free traditional Chinese fonts released under GPLv2+ license are not included in fedora repo yet, and decided to contribute myself.

I have filed a bug report[1] for my first font package, cwtex-q-fonts, and been waiting for a sponsor. I would like to contribute as the maintainer of cwtex-q-fonts package in the future too. Please help me walk through the process and tell me what to improve for the package. ;) I will appreciate that!

I have successfully built the package on koji. [2]

Thanks,

1. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1094015
2. http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=6811265
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Daiki Ueno | 19 May 09:11 2014

about the rename of nhn-* to naver-*

Hi,

I heard from the Debian package maintainer of nhn-nanum-fonts that the
font publisher has been split into several companies and the responsible
entity of the font is now known as Naver Corporation (one of their group
companies)[1].

As we used the previous company name as the foundry, I filed a rename
review[2].  However, since nhn-nanum-fonts is the default Korean font,
if we rename it, we will also need to modify comps, anaconda, etc.  So,
I'd rather not like to change the package name, if possible.  Is it okay
for this case?

Suggestions would be appreciated.
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Footnotes: 
[1]  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1096418

[2]  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1096418

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Re: Request to change official Khmer font on Fedora




On 30 April 2014 09:39, Danh Hong <danhhong-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:

Hi Sir,

The new version is in google.com/fonts

Hi,

   Unfortunately i am not getting download link from from google.com/fonts If you know please reply me back.

  While searching i also found latest version of Hanuman fonts is hosted on http://code.google.com/p/khmer/ but there is no license information is there. I also reported issues there
  http://code.google.com/p/khmer/issues/detail?id=1
  Please fix it or let me know if i can help anyway.

Regards,
Pravin Satpute

 
នៅ 30 មេសា 2014 11:03 AM, "Somvannda Kong" <somvannda-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> បាន​សរសេរ៖
Hi Pravin,

Thank you for your hard working on this change. I am not a font creator, and I don;t have much experience with font as well, but I am connecting Mr. Danh Hong, a Hanuman font creator in this conversation. 

Bong Danh Hong, here is the 3 issues that Pravin found and stop him to package your font into Fedora System instead of Khmer OS. 
2. http://code.google.com/p/khmermaemo/issues/detail?id=2
3. http://code.google.com/p/khmermaemo/issues/detail?id=3

Once you can answer to these issues, he will be able to package Hanuman to Fedoras as a built-in one. 

Thank you bong Danh hong for being in the loop.

Kindly regards,
Somvannda



On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 3:20 PM, pravin.d.s-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org <pravin.d.s-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hi Somvannda,

  I have started packaging this font for Fedora. While doing i identified 3 issues [1][2][3] against it. I have reported issues on project google hosting.  Let me know if any help required from my side.

Regards,
Pravin Satpute

1. http://code.google.com/p/khmermaemo/issues/detail?id=1
2. http://code.google.com/p/khmermaemo/issues/detail?id=2
3. http://code.google.com/p/khmermaemo/issues/detail?id=3


On 21 April 2014 12:41, pravin.d.s-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org <pravin.d.s-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:



On 6 April 2014 22:19, Somvannda Kong <somvannda-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hi everyone,

My name is Somvannda, I am from Cambodia, and I am a new Fedora Ambassador for Cambodia. 

Well, I noticed that the official Khmer font come within the Fedora was not a good one, since it does not give an easy-to-read for user and the font size is also big. I would like to make a request to change the official font from Khmer OS to Hanuman in the next release. You can find the font here https://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Hanuman. You can also see the statistic that lots of Khmer people are like using this font right now. 

Definitely we can do this.
It will be very helpful if you can give some screenshots for better understanding. Blog will be even better. Once your point is clear.
Process is
1. Package this font to Fedora (i can take this task)
2. Report bug against distribution with proper reasoning. (You can take this)

Regards,
Pravin Satpute
 

Please let me know if you have any question!

Kindly regards,
Somvannda

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Julien Enselme | 25 Apr 13:49 2014
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Fontconfig questions

Hi,

While packaging SimpleCV (#1070946), we found some included fonts that
are not yet available in Fedora. I am now on the process of packaging
them. I am currently focussing on Astloch font. Here is the fontconfig
file I created for review. I am not sure about the prefix. I guess that
61 is OK.

Bugzilla ticket: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1081782
Filename: 61-astloch-fonts.conf
File content:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<fontconfig>
  <alias>
    <family>Astloch</family>
    <prefer>
      <family>monospace</family>
    </prefer>
  </alias>
</fontconfig>

I also guess that I must create a wiki page about the font but I haven't
found any particular instructions in the wiki. Maybe a copy/paste +
adaptation of an existing page is OK?

Regards,
Julien Enselme
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Released 1.07.4 version of Liberation fonts

Hi All,

  Just uploaded files for liberation 1.07.4 release on fedorahosted.org. Over the last half year i resolved number of bugs in liberation fonts, those bug fixes are included in this release.
 
Changelog is as follows:
* Fri 18 2014 Pravin Satpute <psatpute-H+wXaHxf7aLQT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org> 1.07.4
- Restored Liberation Sans Bold 'u' instructions
- Resolved #1009650, renames serbian shapes as per AGL
- Added new glyph for "imacron" and "g"
- Added Correct shape for uni266B in all Liberation variants #1014357
- Resolved Problematic shapes for macedonian alphabet #1013949


   One can download source tarball from [2] and ttf fonts tarball from [3]. Feel free to reply/report if any issues.

Regards,
Pravin Satpute
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Somvannda Kong | 6 Apr 18:49 2014
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Request to change official Khmer font on Fedora

Hi everyone,

My name is Somvannda, I am from Cambodia, and I am a new Fedora Ambassador for Cambodia. 

Well, I noticed that the official Khmer font come within the Fedora was not a good one, since it does not give an easy-to-read for user and the font size is also big. I would like to make a request to change the official font from Khmer OS to Hanuman in the next release. You can find the font here https://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Hanuman. You can also see the statistic that lots of Khmer people are like using this font right now. 

Please let me know if you have any question!

Kindly regards,
Somvannda

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Mayank Jha | 13 Mar 13:28 2014
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Web Interface for Font Compare

I was wanting to have a web interface for the font quality metric tool FontCompare, which I developed last summer. It is now a plugin for fontforge and I am maintaining it currently. I wished to know if it suited for a GSoC Summer Project Idea 2014 ?
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Richard Hughes | 10 Mar 15:51 2014
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Re: Using TT_NAME_ID_SAMPLE_TEXT

On 10 March 2014 14:46, Paul Flo Williams <paul <at> frixxon.co.uk> wrote:
>> Is there any precedent here? Like a Punjabi version of "How quickly
>> daft jumping zebras vex" that shows off the majority of the glyphs?
> http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pangrams

Yes, I saw that, but it doesn't seem to map the locale to the string,
just some languages. I figured (hoped) there'd be some kind of wiki
page with locale -> example text.

Richard
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Richard Hughes | 10 Mar 13:56 2014
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Using TT_NAME_ID_SAMPLE_TEXT

Hi,

I'm asking a couple of things -- is TT_NAME_ID_SAMPLE_TEXT specified
anywhere? I'd expect it to contain something like "How quickly daft
jumping zebras vex" but I wanted to check that was indeed the kind of
thing it might show.

The seconds is really asking why so few fonts actually use this
metadata item :) Would it be possible to add these in at package build
time, as showing something like "Sample text" using Lohit-Punjabi.ttf
doesn't make sense at all.

I'm also needing a much shorter text string for the icon (e.g. "Aa")
but I guess keying on 'lang' is the best way to do this.

Thanks,

Richard.
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Pravin Satpute | 6 Mar 10:12 2014
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Release of Lohit Odia 2.5.5 with names change from Oriya to Odia

Hi All,

   If you recall we had earlier discussion regarding changing name of
Lohit Oriya to Lohit Odia. [1]

   We had a chance to do it with lohit2 project with number of
improvements as we done for Lohit Gurmukhi. Still i think we are already
late for doing this change considering feeling from Odia community around.

   So without doing any further delay this is the release specifically
for renaming Lohit Oriya to Odia. I have updated lohit fedorahosted [2]
page for download details.

   Let me know if anything more needed in this regards.

Thanks,
Pravin Satpute

1.
https://www.redhat.com/archives/lohit-devel-list/2013-December/msg00001.html
2. https://fedorahosted.org/lohit
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