[nc] Wishlist: Figlet export ASCIIfied BFD to /usr/share/figlet*.flc

Bug #781154 reported by Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„
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fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

It would be nice to have a figlet'ised version of the Ubuntu font available in the figlet package.

So when I do things like this:-
alan@bishop:~$ figlet Moo!
 __ __ _
| \/ | ___ ___ | |
| |\/| |/ _ \ / _ \| |
| | | | (_) | (_) |_|
|_| |_|\___/ \___/(_)

It uses the Ubuntu font. Please make that happen. (note above wil need a fixed font to view properly)

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Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

LP whitespace fail. There appear to be two ways. Either a bitmap font where each cell corresponds to one pixel. Looking at the header information:

  $ head /usr/share/figlet/banner.flf | grep BDF
  Cyrillic characters from "koi8x8" BDF font.

it appears fairly easy to get this from the same standardised BDF intermediate bitmap font that we'll probably need to use during the VC Console/bterm/Grub bitmap export process. Such a font output could be automatically generated from the bi-level hinted forms and would be very similar to:

  figlet -f banner Ubuntu!

the second option is to try and make an outline font that approximates the outline of the letters (the stroke, instead of the fill). This would produce a result closer to:

  figlet -W -f standard Ubuntu!

but would be harder to do as I don't know if it could be automatically generated and might need to be a hand-created workalike.

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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

This would be an interesting project, but I don't think it's something that can or should be implemented in the Ubuntu font package itself. The Ubuntu font would just be a build dependency for the Figlet font.

summary: - Wishlist: Figlet export ASCIIfied BFD to /usr/share/figlet*.flc
+ [nc] Wishlist: Figlet export ASCIIfied BFD to /usr/share/figlet*.flc
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb)
affects: ubuntu-font-family-sources (Ubuntu) → fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
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