[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#776273: [googlefonts-discuss] sfd files for Play font

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Fri Oct 2 10:47:13 UTC 2015

On Wed, 2 Sep 2015 13:49:33 -0400 Dave Crossland wrote:

> All the source files there not available elsewhere will resurface in
> github.com/googlefonts/ soon :)

Why there instead of the google fonts repository?


What is the relationship between the googlefonts repos and the google
fonts repo? It seems a bit weird to have two places for the same stuff.
> Sadly the RFN is a problem here.
> BTW I believe that Debian must rename all OFL-RFN fonts (just as with
> Firefox.)

Probably best to do the renaming upstream. You'll still have to retain
the OFL-RFN but the official name of the font will not be a RFN so
Debian and other distros will be free to patch as needed.

> The *-TTF.sfd files were the exact TTFs in SFD format, so generating them
> more or less directly should do that; the export would need a few 'default'
> flags, like this:
It would be nice if Google could standardise on font source formats and
font build tools so that re-distributors would have an easier time.
I would suggest using UFO for the source format is probably best.
Not sure about build tools but I guess Python things such as Google's
fonttools are probably the most portable across Win/Mac/Linux.

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