[Pkg-fonts-devel] Again: location of WOFF[2] files (Was: Update for fonts-sil-annapurna)

Bobby de Vos bobby_devos at sil.org
Mon Jun 26 15:42:16 UTC 2017

On 2017-06-26 06:49, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> Bobby de Vos wrote:
>> Does this mean I should be installing TTF files (not WOFF) in
>> [...]
>> /usr/share/fonts/opentype/annapurna
> I guess you either meant "OTF files" or "truetype/" here?

No, I mean what I wrote (at least I think I did). Can you tell me what
the difference between opentype and truetype is?

SIL NRSI views the fonts they produce (such as Annapurna SIL) as
TrueType (and with a .ttf extension) since the curves in the glyphs are
quadratic Bézier curves (TrueType outlines). The source files probably
have cubic Bézier curves (PostScript outlines), but those curves are
converted to quadratic when the font is built.

I can see the confusion from websites such as [1] because the NRSI fonts

* a large number of glyphs
* use Unicode encoding
* support rich typographic features (using OpenType GSUB and GPOS rules)

all of which Adobe lists under the OpenType heading.

> No, let's please keep the install directories under /usr/share/fonts as
> they are. When I wrote "<package>" here, I actually meant
> "<package-without-prefixes>", sorry!
Thank you for the clarification, very helpful.



Bobby de Vos
/bobby_devos at sil.org/

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