I'll have a look on the licensing. It's not worth the effort if this is non free.

Thanks for the feedback!


On August 12, 2022 5:51:09 AM EDT, Liliana Marie Prikler <liliana.prikler@ist.tugraz.at> wrote:
Am Freitag, dem 12.08.2022 um 00:23 -0400 schrieb Benoit Joly:
* gnu/packages/fonts (font-nerd-fonts-firacode): New variable.
 gnu/packages/fonts.scm | 35 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 35 insertions(+)

diff --git a/gnu/packages/fonts.scm b/gnu/packages/fonts.scm
index 20b55bce96..0ce9ba8414 100644
--- a/gnu/packages/fonts.scm
+++ b/gnu/packages/fonts.scm
@@ -51,6 +51,7 @@
 ;;; Copyright © 2021 Liliana Marie Prikler
 ;;; Copyright © 2022 Jose G Perez Taveras <josegpt27@gmail.com>
 ;;; Copyright © 2022 Hilton Chain <hako@ultrarare.space>
+;;; Copyright © 2022 Benoit Joly <benoit@benoitj.ca>
 ;;; This file is part of GNU Guix.
@@ -2795,3 +2796,37 @@ (define-public font-chiron-hei-hk
 Kong variant of Adobe’s Source Han Sans.  The font aims at providing
a modern,
 region-agnostic glyph set adopting the “modern” glyph style that is
similar to
 prevalent typefaces in Traditional Chinese regions.")))
+(define-public font-nerd-fonts-fira-code
+  (package
+   (name "font-nerd-fonts-fira-code")
+   (version "2.1.0")
+   (source
+    (origin
+     (method url-fetch)
+     (uri
+      (string-append
+       "https://github.com/ryanoasis/nerd-fonts/releases/download/v"
+       version
+       "/FiraCode.zip"))
+     (sha256
+      (base32
+       "1rx7zrkq0584k6hrh6dx30xrnz5nq379xyw73pfd4gxaxnh9mpi1"))))
Use (uri (string-append "..."
+   (build-system font-build-system)
+   (arguments
+    `(#:phases
+      (modify-phases %standard-phases
+        (add-before 'install 'make-files-writable
+          (lambda _
+            (for-each
+             make-file-writable
+             (find-files "." ".*\\.(otf|otc|ttf|ttc)$"))
+            #t)))))
Why do the files need to be made writable for install?

+   (home-page "https://www.nerdfonts.com/")
+   (synopsis "Nerd fonts variant of FiraCode font")
+   (description
+    "Nerd fonts variant of FiraCode font.  Nerd Fonts is a project
that patches
+developer targeted fonts with a high number of glyphs (icons). 
Specifically to
+add a high number of extra glyphs from popular 'iconic fonts' such
as Font
+Awesome, Devicons, Octicons, and others.")
+   (license license:silofl1.1)))
The description should consist of full sentences. Note that Nerd fonts
pulls in icons that are licensed under CC BY-NC-ND, which makes them
unfree. I'm not sure if those icons are present in the default
distribution, but I'd hazard a guess that they are.

More concerningly, the patches that can be applied via nerd fonts are
directly coded into their font-patcher, rather than, say, distributed
as a json file to be read separately. As far as I'm aware, this makes
nerd-fonts (the tool) itself NG.

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