[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#668889: Bug#668889: Bug#668889: fonts-cmu: Please provide OpenType font instead of TrueType

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Mon Apr 16 07:25:40 UTC 2012

Am 15.04.2012 17:21, schrieb Khaled Hosny:
> Superior in what sense? There is no inherent superiority in either
> format (the terminology is misleading, though), so unless upstream is
> deliberately adding features to the OTF files that are not in the TTF
> ones, there shouldn't be any noticeable difference, looking at upstream
> web page I see nothing that would suggest that, and given that the fonts
> are autotraced from bitmaps I doubt the choice of splines type makes
> much difference.

I agree. OTF files are not "better" per se. They may support more 
features but as long as these features are not implemented in the font 
sources, the OTF files are just as good as the TTF files.

  - Fabian

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