[aur-general] Popular new Chinese fonts looking for TU adoption
fangqq at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 13:01:40 EST 2008
thank you Bob for clarifying the policy and workflow. I will forward
to the submitters and encourage them applying for TU if they decide to
If there happen to be a TU that are familiar with Chinese fonts issues, and
would like to share the responsibility, please also let us know.
w9ya at qrparci.net wrote:
> Hey Qianqian and the gang;
> I am glad that you decided to write.
> There are a couple of things that are important for you and the submitters
> you mention to understand about the "community" package repository.
> First, the TU's are expected to maintain the trust of the user community
> by maintaining the quality of the packages they take 'responsibility' for
> when adopting. SO.... unless the TU understands your language
> requirements, they should NOT be willing to adopt your packages.
> Second, ANYONE can petition to become a TU, including the submitters of
> the packages you mention below. One merely has to ask to be sponsored. I
> am sure the submitters you mentioned will find sponsors if the packages
> they have submitted are of sufficient quality.
> SO ... the problem you outline below is easily solved and should be
> corrected within a couple of weeks of your submitters petitioning to
> become a TU.
> Once becoming a TU the only three requirements to remain a TU are to vote
> when asked to on matters concerning TUs, maintain good and non-destructive
> packages to the *outlined* standards, and not be destructive when using
> the repository storage facilities.
> I hope this helps.
> Very best regards;
> Bob Finch
>> hi all
>> I am not sure if this is the right place to post an adoption
>> request, if not, please advise me the appropriate mailing list.
>> I am an upstream author of a set of popular Chinese fonts.
>> My team and I spent the past 3.5 years developing high
>> quality free fonts for CJK users, including the first manually
>> fine-tuned multi-strike bitmap font with full coverage to GB18030
>> charset (WenQuanYi Bitmap Song), and the first open-source
>> Hei Ti (sans-serif) vector font (WenQuanYi Zen Hei).
>> These fonts are quite popular in the Chinese community,
>> and widely distributed by Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu etc.
>> Contributors also packaged these fonts for ArchLinux,
>> with the hope of benefiting ArchLinux Chinese users.
>> The links to these packages can be found at
>> The submitters of the packages recently contacted
>> me and expressed their desires of pushing these fonts
>> to "community", as both fonts got reasonable votes
>> and popularity among the users. However, they have not
>> yet been able to locate a TU to adopt these packages.
>> So, we are looking for TU(s) who is able to take
>> and help maintaining these Chinese font packages.
>> The package submitters (CCed) and the upstream
>> are willing to help and clarify things in the process of
>> Please let us know if you are interested.
>> thank you for your attention.
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