[gs-devel] gs-urw fonts

Ralph Giles giles at ghostscript.com
Wed Feb 18 10:06:18 PST 2004

On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 08:08:21PM +0100, Mashrab Kuvatov wrote:

> I'd like to contribute some corrected glyph to urw fonts shipped
> with GS. Some time ago I wrote [1] to author/maintainer (?) of urw fonts,
> Valek Filippov <frob at df.ru>, but got no reply.

Sorry for not responding earlier. It's unfortunate that Filippov hasn't continued to maintain 
his version of the free fonts; we were quite happy with his additions and there's still more work 
to be done.

It looks therefore that we'll have to take up maintainership. Testing since we started officially 
bundling the Filippov urw fonts for our free users has uncovered a couple of other issues that 
should be corrected. I've opened a bug to document issues with the free urw fonts for our next 
release; perhaps the best thing is to attach your additions there.


> How can I proceed ? Please take it into consideration. It is very important
> for Linux Uzbek i18n.

We are of course happy to take your additional glyphs. Since I'm not aware of a 'diff' utility for 
pfaedit files, it would help if you could include a detailed changelog. We're particularly 
concerned about quality of the existing glyphs; there are certainly problems with them, but we'd 
want to carefully review any changes.

And thanks for working on this. Anything that improves the i18n situation is a valuable addition 
of the free community and to Ghostscript.


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