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

Hideki Yamane henrich at debian.or.jp
Wed Mar 17 08:41:53 UTC 2010


On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 20:37:27 +0900 (JST)
Atsuhito Kohda <kohda at pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> I guess you misunderstand something.  
> I didn't say we can determine if a font is OpneType or TrueType 
> with its extension.

 Okay, I misunderstood your mail.

> Is it impossible to release one version for MacOSX with ipa*.ttf 
> and another version for other OS'es with ipa*.otf ?

 - However, otf-ipafont should conflict with ttf-ipafont, since it has same 
   font name. It means, not only same _file_ name but also same _font_ name.

   And, users select fonts by its font name (of course!) with applications. 
   If I would install old ttf-ipafont files to my own ~/.fonts directory and 
   then install otf-ipafont, I can see IPAfonts on applicaitons, but which one? 

 - I don't want to change its font name because of compatibility with other 
   than Debian.

 - Also, you can use ttf-ipafont-jisx0208 with otf-ipafont

> So only briefly: I know alternative is smart but then the "ttf-" 
> is redundant and also confusing, IMHO.  

 I can change its name but its benefit is so limited, IMHO.
 fontconfig needs extensions for alternative files, like 
 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-japanese-gothic.ttf, anyway.

> So I guess renaming only extension might be safer than 
> renaming main font name.  Further, I believe this is a 
> problem of the upstream.
> In short, my request is:
> it is reasonable that different fonts have differen names
> regardless of difference in extension or in main name.

 * I maybe able to change its extension
 * however, on fontconfig, those are treated as same font.
   It's not expected behavior.


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

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