[Pkg-fonts-devel] [Fontforge-devel] Versions of 0203 and 0215 don't agree about .sfd format

George Williams gww at silcom.com
Sun Mar 30 00:14:56 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-03-29 at 08:14, Steve White wrote:
> I have been using FontForge from CVS of 20080215 to work on the GNU
> FreeFont project, as recommended in an earlier exchange on this list.
> I recently made a new release
>       https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/freefont/
> However, the Debian folks have been unable to open properly the .sfd
> files from that release using a version dated 20080203 (source in
Um, I don't guarantee backwards compatibility of sfd files, only

> So which version is at fault?
Neither. Both do what they are designed to do.

> What is the best way to proceed, to allow the Debian packagers to
> build the FreeFont fonts from .sfd?
Have them upgrade to the current version.

I suppose you could downgrade, but that seems silly.

Changes which are backwards incompatible happen rarely, but they do

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