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Hi,
2010/6/4 Parag N(पराग़) <panemade@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Hi,
>
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Nicolas Spalinger
> <nicolas_spalinger@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Paul Flo Williams wrote:
>>> Hans de Goede wrote:
>>>> I noticed Google has recently launched its google font directory. As part
>>>> of this they have negotiated the opening up of various previous not
>>>> completely open fonts. Here a list of fonts which we have not yet packaged,
>>>> and which are not on the wishlist either:
>>>
>>> [snipped list]
>>>
>>> There seems to have been a flurry of packaging activity on these over the
>>> past week. I am slightly concerned that some of them don't seem to be
>>> following the naming guidelines for font packages.
>>>
>>> As an example, OFL Sorts Mill Goudy seems to have been rushed from first
>>> packaging to release in just six days, but there is no foundry name,
>>> although Google seems to be treated as upstream for this and several other
>>> fonts.
>>>
>>> Are we going to start using "google" as a foundry name, or take the
>>> original source of these, where possible?
>>>
>>> Paul
>>
>>
>> I recommend going to the upstream website for various open fonts
>> currently in the Google font directory, there are upstream URL links in
>> the METADATA files.
>>
>> Also for packaging in Fedora you probably want the full version (with
>> more extended sources) and not the web-optimized version in the root
>> folder of the hg repository.
>>
>> The structure of the upstream hg repository is being reworked and
>> reorganized with the goals to fix some metadata bugs and unneeded files
>> who have slipped it and move closer to the recommended ). I recommend
>> waiting a little bit for that to settle before doing packaging.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>>
>> --
>> Nicolas Spalinger, NRSI volunteer
>> Debian/Ubuntu font teams / OpenFontLibrary
>> http://planet.open-fonts.org
>>
>
>
> Thanks all for your replies. I am willing to fix those packages if
> they are needed to be renamed. Please tell me or open new bugzilla and
> I will rename them. I do have plan to package remaining fonts but I
> think then I will wait for some more time then.
>
> Packages from above list which are now in fedora are
> tangerine-fonts
> lobster-fonts
> josefinsansstd-light-fonts
> crimson-text-fonts
> molengo-fonts
> ofl-sorts-mill-goudy-fonts
> cardo-fonts
>
> should foundry name for these be upstream website names? or
> googlefontdirectory or just google?
>
> If it should be from upstream then I will choose following names (also
> will pull latest fonts from website given as now googlefontdirectory
> is changed within week)
>
> tomagiri-tangerine-fonts -> not found any url
> typemade-josefinsansstd-light-fonts->http://typemade.mx
> aldusleaf-crimson-text-fonts ->http://aldusleaf.org/
> moyogo-molengo-fonts ->http://code.google.com/u/moyogo/
> crudfactory-ofl-sorts-mill-goudy-fonts->http://home.comcast.net/~crudfactory/cf3/index.html
> scholarsfonts-cardo-fonts-> http://scholarsfonts.net/cardofnt.html
>
>
> Parag.
>

I have re-packaged all above to follow foundry in font package names
and submitted to package review. Its since a week I am still looking
for reviewers. I request if someone can spare some time from their
busy work schedule and help to review them, I will be thankful to
them.

Parag.
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