[Pkg-fonts-devel] location of woff files
jonas at jones.dk
Tue Apr 4 07:20:07 UTC 2017
Quoting Bobby de Vos (2017-04-04 00:22:11)
> Where should .woff files be installed? For the fonts-sil-andikanewbasic
> package, .woff files are installed to
> One user encountered a problem using XeTeX specifying the font as Andika
> New Basic, I guess fontconfig found the .woff file before the .ttf file
> for this font, and XeTeX could not process the .woff file. It seems
> better to me to have the .woff file under the documentation for the
> font. For NRSI fonts, this would work well, as NRSI ships two files
> 1. AndikaNewBasic-webfont-example.html
> 2. AndikaNewBasic-webfont-example.css
> that use a .woff file in the same directory at the .html and .css files
> to show an example of the font.
Please put woff files below /usr/share/fonts/woff
And please file a bugreport against packages choking on the existence of
woff files in a generally discoverable place: That is not specific to
Similar for eot fonts.
At a later stage - if woff and eot files _always_ can be automatically
generated from truetype or opentype fonts (for no fonts¹ need special
tools) - we should stop ship them with font source packages, but instead
setup a trigger to generate them at install time.
¹ Font subsetting is a different matter. Even when we have proper
tooling for subsetting, we should still provide full fonts as fallback
for those of our users not doing subsetting for each specific text.
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