Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445261
Review Request: icelandic-fonts - Icelandic Magical Staves
Last modified: 2009-02-11 22:49:41 EST
Spec URL: http://jstanley.fedorapeople.org/icelandic-fonts.spec
SRPM URL: http://jstanley.fedorapeople.org/icelandic-fonts-1.0-1.fc8.noarch.rpm
A font that includes most "magical" staves that have been "used" in Iceland.
Original drawings from the Museum of Sorcery & Witchcraft web site at
icelandic-fonts.noarch: W: no-documentation
No documentation for a font.
On the technical side same comments apply as for Brett font.
*However* please contact the author and make sure he's not just digitized and
transformed without authorization material posted on www.galdrasyning.is. If he
actually drew the shapes himself from scratch that's probably ok.
Thank you for packaging a few fonts!
Any progress here?
bah forgot all about it. having just one arm for now sucks - will address at a
later point in my recovery from surgery :)
mail sent to upstream, waiting for response
Upstream has authorization to use these images. Can we get this one approved?
No one cared to say that I had got authorization to use
Simple misunderstanding here :)
This one still needs a little work.
1. don't do an otf cp in %prep, use the more elegant form you did for asana
2. please add a trace of upstream's permission in %doc. Those kinds of things
tend to be lost and cause problems later
New SRPM: http://jstanley.fedorapeople.org/icelandic-fonts-1.001-1.fc9.src.rpm
spec is the same
Added information about upstream's permission -
Please add the copy of the http://www.galdrasyning.is/ permission text in your
README (with a "taken from foo URL" header). Next thing you know they'll
reorganise their website and your link will point nowhere (If they had made it a
txt file we could have just Source-d it directly from this URL)
I don't see a 1.001 in the OTF file I download from OFLB, just a 1.000 (will
translate in 1.0 for rpm) but I may have a proxy serving an older file between
me and upstream.
I'd package the font preview in %doc but that's purely optional and we'll
certainly need to figure a streamlined way to generate this kind of preview
ourselves in all our font packages someday.
But that's me being a perfectionist. The legal uncertainty has been cleared, and
your package is already better than some I know.
You can continue from
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: icelandic-fonts
Short Description: Font with Icelandic Magical Staves
Branches: F-8 F-9 EL-4 EL-5
Cvsextras Commits: yes
This has been in for a long time, closing.