[Pkg-fonts-devel] Looking for a sponsor for my fonts-hack package
dr at jones.dk
Thu Sep 3 22:24:38 UTC 2015
Quoting Paride Legovini (2015-09-03 22:54:33)
> thanks for your feedback, I am now subscribed to the mailing list.
> On 2015-09-03 22:31, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> Quoting Paride Legovini (2015-09-03 16:11:06)
>>> I tried the .otf font first, and I found it very bad. After this I
>>> found out the on Linux system the the .ttf version is recommended,
>>> and indeed the result is much, mych better. The README says: "The
>>> .ttf files are recommended for screen use on Linux and Windows
>> Maybe these Opentype fonts really are in worse shape¹ than the
>> Truetype counterparts, but more likely the recommendation (and your
>> tests?) relate to application support for the font formats:
>> Applications vary widely in how they render fonts.
>> Therefore: Please consider sharing which tests you made using which
>> applications, so that we can try identify whether Opentype fonts or
>> rendering is the actual issue here.
> Well, I tested the font where I intend to mostly use it: in my
> terminal. The terminal is sakura, it's a VTE based GTK3 terminal.
> Check the two attached files, it's apparent that otf version gives a
> result that is by far worse. Check especially the bold 'm' letter, the
> dollar symbol and the dot inside of the '0' character.
> In case it matters, I chose the native hinting method in when
> configuring fontconfig-config.
> I'm very willing to investigate the issue, I hope I'll end packaging
> the best version of this font.
It seems from the git history that they were intended to be identical.
Perhaps share your finding with upstream - it might be a bug there.
If Opentype fonts render best for some apps and Truetype renders best
for others, it is probably best to package both, like fonts-freefont-*.
...and package the embedded opentype, SVG and Woff in package *-web
stored in separate dirs as was recently discussed here on the list.
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