[Pkg-fonts-devel] New release: GNU FreeFont

Davide Viti zinosat at tiscali.it
Thu Mar 27 20:26:11 UTC 2008

Hi Steve,

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 09:59:38AM +0100, Steve White wrote:
> Davide,
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 8:45 AM, Davide Viti <zinosat at tiscali.it> wrote:
> >
> >  unfortunately it turns out that current version of fontforge available in Debian
> >  can't deal with the sfd format used in freefont (see [1]) making the ttf files
> >  completely unusable. Do you know which version of fontforge should be used at least?
> >
> I'm sorry, this doesn't make sense.
> How does FontForge being able to read the ttf files reflect on their usablility?
> The ttf files are for installation in operating systems, and have been
> tested on several.

I meant that the version of fontforge currently in Debian cannot "build" usable ttf files
starting from sfd files; since every binary package shipped is built from source (i.e. Debian
does not ship ttf files as provided from upstream), it is a real problem.

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