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Fonts packaging has its particularities; this page is intended as a one-way stop for the new fonts packager or reviewer.
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[[:Category:Fonts|Fonts]] packaging has its particularities; this page is intended as a one-way stop for the new fonts packager or reviewer.
  
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== Introduction ==
  
== Finding material to work on ==
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The whole fonts package lifecycle, and the role played by packagers in it, are explained in [[A_font_package_life_from_emergence_to_distribution|this article]].
  
If you'd like to help beef up Fedora fonts offerings, but do not know where to start, check our [[:Localization_fonts_requirements|localization fonts requirements]], the [[:Category:Font_wishlist| list of fonts waiting for a packager]], and the
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If you'd like to help beef up Fedora fonts offerings, but do not know where to start, check:
[[:Category:In-progress_fonts| list of font packages waiting for a reviewer]].
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* our [[:Localization_fonts_requirements|localization fonts requirements]],
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* the [[:Category:Font_wishlist| list of fonts waiting for a packager]], and
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* the [[:Category:In-progress_fonts| list of font packages waiting for a reviewer]].
  
  
== Rules ==
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== Guidelines ==
  
Our general font packaging policy is described [[Fonts_packaging_policy| there]].
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Our general fonts packaging policy is described [[Fonts_packaging_policy| there]]. It is completed by the following guidelines:
  
 
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* A fonts spec file is often short, which does not imply obvious. To help new fonts packagers or reviewers, we've published an [[Annotated_fonts_spec_template| annotated fonts spec template]].
== Plumbing tips ==
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* Fontconfig is awesome, but can not always make all the right choices by itself. Visit our [[Fontconfig_packaging_tips| fontconfig page]] and learn how to give it some hints.
 
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=== Spec template ===
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Fonts packaging is often viewed as "easy". A fonts spec file is certainly never very long. However, given the same questions get asked over and over again on Fedora lists, it seems this is not the case. To help new fonts packagers or reviewers, we've published an [[Annotated_fonts_spec_template| annotated fonts spec template]].
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=== Fontconfig rules ===
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Fontconfig is awesome, but can not always make all the right choices by itself. Visit our [[Fontconfig_packaging_tips| fontconfig page]] and learn how to give it some hints.
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Revision as of 15:03, 22 June 2008

A page on Fedora Fonts

Fonts packaging has its particularities; this page is intended as a one-way stop for the new fonts packager or reviewer.

Introduction

The whole fonts package lifecycle, and the role played by packagers in it, are explained in this article.

If you'd like to help beef up Fedora fonts offerings, but do not know where to start, check:


Guidelines

Our general fonts packaging policy is described there. It is completed by the following guidelines:

  • A fonts spec file is often short, which does not imply obvious. To help new fonts packagers or reviewers, we've published an annotated fonts spec template.
  • Fontconfig is awesome, but can not always make all the right choices by itself. Visit our fontconfig page and learn how to give it some hints.


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Fonts in Fedora
The Fonts SIG takes loving care of Fedora fonts. Please join this special interest group if you are interested in creating, improving, packaging, or just suggesting a font. Any help will be appreciated.

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