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

Atsuhito Kohda kohda at pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp
Thu Mar 11 03:49:08 UTC 2010

Hi Paul,

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,
like "opentype-ipam.ttf".

# 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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