Re: Opening up of various fonts by google

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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

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

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
aldusleaf-crimson-text-fonts ->
moyogo-molengo-fonts ->

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