[Pkg-fonts-devel] location of woff files
jonas at jones.dk
Tue May 2 07:14:29 UTC 2017
Quoting Bobby de Vos (2017-05-01 23:52:25)
> On 2017-04-04 01:20, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> 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
>> your package.
> I have now filed a bug report with the XeTeX project at .
>  https://sourceforge.net/p/xetex/bugs/139/
Sorry if I was unclear above: I was talking in the context of _Debian_
and meant file a bugreport against the _Debian_ packages about install
paths on _Debian_ systems.
> I feel I should mention, for transparency and openness, that this
> issue has already been discussed on the XeTeX mailing list, and
> Jonathan Kew (the primary author of XeTeX and the WOFF spec) does not
> agree  with the above location for WOFF files.
>  https://www.tug.org/pipermail/xetex/2017-April/027069.html
Thanks for involving upstream, and for sharing an interesting viewpoint
from that discussion.
I agree with Jonathan Kew in advicing to keep fonts for different
purposes separate. Which is the reason I proposed, as quoted above, a
path for woff files _separate_ from TrueType and _separate_ from Type1.
I disagree with Jonathan Kew that more generally we should use
fontconfig only for desktop fonts. But that is a separate discussion:
Please for _Debian_ packages place .woff files below
/usr/share/fonts/woff and then if that causes problems with fontconfig
then please file a _Debian_ bugreport against fontconfig to discuss if
perhaps sensible for that tool to not detect all kinds of fonts but only
some specific types (either by limiting lookup paths or by filtering
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