[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#665334: Bug#665334: Bug#665334: Bug#665334: proposed plan to resolve fontforge non-dfsg-freeness

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri Aug 31 21:21:37 UTC 2012

On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 09:03:40PM +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> > I don't think i understand your proposal, or how it fits into the
> > resolution for #665334.  could you explain in more detail?
> sorry for not making myself clear.
> You proposed to modify the fontforge UI to request an OtherSubrsFile when
> export fo Type1 format is selected. However, it is also possible to
> convert font files into Type1 format by means of fontforge scripts, thus
> without involving the UI. My question was how to handle these cases.

There already a preference in Preferences → Generic → OtherSubrsFile,
that does exactly that. Pyhthon scripting has defaultOtherSubrs() and
readOtherSubrsFile(), the other scripting has something similar.

What is needed, I think, is a way to set a default OtherSubrsFile at
build time.


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