[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#703456: Bug#703456: Bug#703456: Please add Nafees Nastaleeq

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Mon Jun 9 07:07:02 UTC 2014

On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM, Christian PERRIER wrote:

> Where can the TTF file be downloaded? We should also check if there is
> a "source" file of any kind as we now prefer including source files
> for fonts when we can.

I did some research on this...

Upstream are using Microsoft VOLT (Visual OpenType Layout Tool), which
saves and loads TTF files. The source for the TTF is the other larger
TTF from Nafees_Nastaleeq_v1.02(VOLT_project).zip that contains more
font tables. The main difference is the TSIV table, which contains
textual source code produced by font designers running VOLT. FontForge
doesn't appear to understand/use TSIV, but with ttx from fonttools it
is possible to dump the font to XML, modify the TSIV and then convert
back to TTF. There is no graphical interface though. FontForge appears
to be able to discard the TSIV table also. I'm not sure what all this
means in terms of the DFSG but it is probably OK.


The more problematic thing is that the PDF document was produced in
Microsoft Word and the .doc file (the source for the PDF) is not
available for download.



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