[Pkg-fonts-devel] 20090104 release of GNU FreeFont

Steve White stevan.white at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 26 18:53:55 UTC 2009


Pardon my complete misunderstanding of what you are doing.  I thought
you were comparing two versions of the font.  Now it is clear you are
comparing two different "strippings" of exact same font file.

I still don't understand why I could see no visual difference between
the PNGs.  I guess I was just missing it.

Now I understand what causes your problem, however.

Do you know that some ranges, including Bengali, include very many
ligatures, not part of Unicode, which are stored in the Private Use

If you strip the ligatures away, the un-ligatured characters will be
rendered.  If you don't strip the ligatures, the ligatures will be
rendered.  This would account for your diff.

I am still interested in adopting something like your system, for the
purpose of a visual check between different versions of the font.
Let's talk more about that.

For now, please push this update through!


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