[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#573125: otf-ipafont provides ttf

Hideki Yamane henrich at debian.or.jp
Tue Mar 9 09:58:42 UTC 2010


On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:59:53 +0900
Atsuhito KOHDA <kohda at pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> otf-ipafont-{mincho,gothic} provides only ttf version of IPA
> as follows;

 Yes, upstream changes its extensions from .otf to .ttf to deal with the 
 problem in some versions of MacOSX.

 It is not a problem since OpenType font has its extension either .otf 
 or .ttf, both of Okay. See http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/otff.htm

> Further, it provides wrong alternatives as follows;
> ~$ ls -l /usr/share/fonts/opentype/
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 41 2010-03-09 16:44 /usr/share/fonts/opentype/ttf-japanese-gothic.otf -> /etc/alternatives/ttf-japanese-gothic.ttf
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 41 2010-03-09 16:44 /usr/share/fonts/opentype/ttf-japanese-mincho.otf -> /etc/alternatives/ttf-japanese-mincho.ttf
> (Note "ttf" instead of "otf" in many places.)
> Please fix these basic problems. 

 ttf-japanese-{gothic,mincho} is aimed to provide Japanese font easier, not
 just hard corded kochi font. I'm sure that I can provide otf-japanese-{gothic,mincho}
 as well, but it's not useful.

 Is there any problem for you?


 Hideki Yamane     henrich @ debian.or.jp/iijmio-mail.jp

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