Oh well, it's very boring, but I don't think Fonty Python will be released as a Debian package in the near future -- this is entirely due to my own ignorance of the issues involved with i18n and unicode.
It seems I have to write code to support the default "C" locale, which is ascii, and that conflicts (a lot) with the many different filenames given to fonts. I am suffering horrible unicode errors as a result and just can't say when I'll have it all sorted out.
You can still fetch and use the latest version, but you'll have to ensure that you set your locale to something based on utf8 for now.
I really need help on this, anyone up for clueing me in?