On Apr 21, 2008, at 6:30 AM, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:

Denis Jacquerye skrev:
Hi BP,

On 17/04/2008, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@melroch.se>
Is there any tutorial on how to submit contributions? I
intend to create characters for Latin Extended-C and -D
and perhaps the Phonetic Extensions blocks.

That sounds great.

Do I just add the characters to an SFD file and upload
it somewhere?

We have a guide for that http://dejavu.sourceforge.net/wi-
ki/index.php/Beginner%27s_guide In short, you add the
characters to the SFD files, make a patch and send it to
the mailing list for review. It's probably better to start
sending small patches with only a few characters so we can
review them. Eventually as your patches get better we'll
probably give you direct SVN commit rights. Feel free to
ask more questions.

Cheers, Denis Moyogo Jacquerye

Just one question so far: when the manual says

# make check: This will "normalize" the font files, and
# check them for problems. Look at the output of this
# command to see if there are any problems. There should
# only be lines like Checking tmp/DejaVu###.sfd.norm at the
# end of the output.

should I just type "make check" while in my working
directory or should I append a file name?

In your 'dejavu-fonts/' directory, just type, 'make check'. No file names are necessary, the script will do everything for you.

Sorry for my cygwin noob questions!  I used to be a pioneer
making my own philological fonts on the Macintosh,
but that's been a while!

That's okay :-). Hope to see your patch soon.

- Wesley T


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