[Pkg-fonts-devel] Defoma Hints

Mohammed Adnène Trojette adn at diwi.org
Thu Jun 22 22:08:16 UTC 2006

Hi Team,

one of the first things I wanted to know when I started packaging fonts
is how the hinting works in defoma. As I've adopted most of the font
packages I have, I did change most of the hints files.

Does someone know any good documentation/tutorial link about this or
could sum up what is necessary to survive.

To give a concrete example: in ttf-arabeyes, AlMohanad is the preferred
fonts for most applications. However, when I install the package, it
never gets used as default (in Firefox, e.g.). More than that, if I
install ttf-paktype, it is one of this package's fonts that gets chosen
instead of the Arabeyes' one.

What should I do? Is there a policy for this?

Please note that I am not a font expert, but I am really willing to
learn about it.

Thanks for considering,
Mohammed Adnène Trojette

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