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

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Fri Oct 2 13:23:17 UTC 2015

On Fri, 2015-10-02 at 07:07 -0600, Dave Crossland wrote:

> A format conversion is listed explicitly in the ofl as modification 
> triggering rfn permission / renaming, and converting source to binary 
> is a kind of format change

In addition, various historical things have meant that rebuilding a
font probably means you get a different font than the binary produced
by the designer. Things are slowly changing here with cross-software
source formats like UFO, inexpensive and open source font editors,
automated and open source build tools. Unfortunately there are still
plenty of designers working in the old way, some that ultimately
produce dumps of binary fonts that are under a FLOSS license but
without community development or even public source that a development
community could form around and continue.



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