[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#662924: Bug#662924: Bug#662924: ttf-freefont: What is Untitled1.ttf?

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Mar 8 22:22:12 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 08:15:43PM +0100, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> Hey Steve,
> Am Donnerstag, den 08.03.2012, 11:14 +0100 schrieb Steve White:
> > The TrueType and OpenType binaries *intended by the FreeFont people*
> BTW, whatis the prefered font format by FreeFont upstream, Truetype or
> Opentype? I am asking for two reasons:

AFAICT, the SFD files are using cubic (PostScript) splines, so
CFF-flavoured OpenType (aka .otf) is the natural choice. Converting
cubic splines to quadratic ones, for TrueType, in not a lossless
conversion[1] and thus, IMO, should be avoided if possible.

[1] http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/faq.html#cubic-quadratic


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