[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#573125: Bug#573125: otf-ipafont provides ttf
kohda at pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp
Thu Mar 11 03:49:08 UTC 2010
On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:04:53 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> The OpenType specification says that people can choose which file
> extension to use, depending on the need for compatibility with systems
> without OpenType support.
There are OpenType and TrueType IPA fonts with the same name
(including extension). I don't think it is reasonable.
If it is really necessary to add ".ttf" extension for OpenType
IPA fonts, I think it is necessary to rename them, for example,
# This might be a problem of the upstream, however.
> One should not use file name extension to
> find the font, instead use the font name and something like fontconfig
> to search for the file associated with the font name. Fonts can be
> installed in many different locations on different systems, including
> user's home directories and fontconfig solves finding them.
Under a system installed OpenType and TrueType IPA fonts with
the same name (including extension), I don't know how one can
find exclusively OpneType IPA (or TrueType IPA) fonts.
Thanks for your reply.
Best regards, 2010-3-11(Thu)
Debian Developer - much more I18N of Debian
Atsuhito Kohda <kohda AT debian.org>
Department of Math., Univ. of Tokushima
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