Package Details: ttf-amiri 0.114-2

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Package Base: ttf-amiri
Description: A Classical Arabic Naskh typeface poineered by Amiria/Bulaq Press in Cairo
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Licenses: OFL
Submitter: munzirtaha
Maintainer: munzirtaha
Last Packager: munzirtaha
Votes: 18
Popularity: 0.135859
First Submitted: 2013-01-26 23:51 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-03-20 20:47 (UTC)

Latest Comments

munzirtaha commented on 2020-09-17 15:09 (UTC)

@caleb: Ok, fixed.

alerque commented on 2020-09-17 13:02 (UTC) (edited on 2020-09-17 13:03 (UTC) by alerque)

Don't go off of gentium-plus-font or any other single package as a guideline, the status of the OFL license changed a couple years ago but many packagers (including some [community] packages) haven't adjusted their practices yet. The wiki guidelines for Font packages is correct, as is the PKGBUILD section on licenses. The OFL is 'special' in the same sense that MIT is: they are considered standard licenses in that the package meta data does not have to call them custom: because they are used by multiple official packages, but you still have to include the license file because of the variance in copyright lines / reserved font name clauses at the top.

In other words 'special' != 'custom'. MIT & OFL & a few others are 'special cases' where you have to also include the file, but for the sake of meta data normalization you do not have to mark them as "custom:".

munzirtaha commented on 2020-09-17 12:52 (UTC)

@caleb: This is a confusing bit because all or most of the packages are using custom:OFL. e.g. gentium-plus-font. man PKGBUILD states

If the package provides a license not available in /usr/share/licenses/common, then you should include it in the package itself and set license=('custom') or license=('custom:LicenseName'). The wiki considers OFL a special case.

alerque commented on 2020-09-11 20:21 (UTC)

The license field should just be 'OFL', not 'custom:OFL'.