[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#736208: Bug#736208: fonts-oflb-asana-math: please remove texlive-xetex from Recommends

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Wed Jan 22 07:24:14 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 08:20:35AM +0400, Bob Bib wrote:
> 2014-01-21 from Christian Perrier:
> > I dropped the relationship completely
> Thanks.
> 2014-01-21 from Khaled Hosny:
> > It is an OpenType math font
> > ...
> > Firefox is working on supporting these fonts
> There's also a TrueType version in new upstream (bug #642596).
> And yes, I found it in "Suggests:" section of the "iceweasel" package :)

It is not about the type of splines (CFF vs TrueType) but the support of
MATH table. Most applications in Debian should be happy to use any of
the two outline formats, but only the aforementioned ones support the
MATH table for advanced math typesetting.


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