[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#472830: Bug#472830: ttf-freefont: Fonts do not contain any character glyphs.

Davide Viti zinosat at tiscali.it
Wed Mar 26 20:50:43 UTC 2008

Hi Paul,

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 06:19:55PM +0000, Paul Martin wrote:
> Package: ttf-freefont
> Version: 20080323-1
> Severity: grave
> Justification: renders package unusable
> Running "waterfall" on FreeSerif, FreeSans and FreeMono shows only blank 
> squares for ttf-freefont 20080323-1. Reverting to 20060501cvs-12 cures 
> this.
> The fact that 20060501cvs-12 is 1802kB in size, but 20080323-1 is merely 
> 274kB might have something to do with it.

I'm pretty ebarassed about this!
tried to open the source sfd files with fontforge and I can't see any glyph, so the
problem is not just with generated ttf file.
Here's a snipped of a conversation about this which took place on #dejavu

<+eimai> same problem here
<+eimai> did george change his sfd format again?
<+eimai> SplineSet, I can't remember seeing that in old sfd files
<+eimai> it appears that SplineSet isn't in older sfd files, comes after "Fore", don't know what it means or why it should create problems
<+eimai> strange enough, EndSplineSet is in the older sfd format
<+eimai> I'd say: upgrade FF again and open the files again, should then work I guess and generate proper ttf files
<+eimai> after that: go moan against george that he should warn about breakage in his sfd format :-p
<+eimai> don't know, my version can't handle it, I guess just go to current svn

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