Re: A critical bug in all xfont packages
>>>>> In <[🔎] 20010303125548.B8395@lml.bas.bg>
>>>>> Anton Zinoviev <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 2.II.2001 at 23:43 ISHIKAWA Mutsumi wrote:
>> > So, if there are X bitmap fonts only in the directory, the directory
>> > is not needed to contain encordings.dir.
>> Some of the font directories belong to only one package (such
>> as sharefont). The following directories contain scalable fonts and are
>> shared by more than one package:
>> TrueType: ttf-twmoe-kai, ttf-twmoe-sung, xfonts-arphic-bkai00mp,
>> xfonts-arphic-bsmi00lp, xfonts-arphic-gbsn00lp,
xfonts-arphic-* are only provides fonts.dir for X-TT.
The fonts.dir uses TTCap extension syntax, so it is not able to use
with FreeType backend.
>> X-TT: ttf-xtt-wadalab-gothic, ttf-xtt-watanabe-mincho
ttf-xtt-* are provides fonts.dir for FreeType and X-TT.
(Can select which one want to use).
And ttf-xtt-* uses mkfontdir with -e option.
>> I don't know do the packages in TrueType and X-TT directories
>> need encodings.dir or not.
FreeType backend does use fontenc layer. So, It does need
X-TT backend does not use fontenc layer, it uses code conversion
dynamic loading modules. So, it does not need encordings.dir
>> The problem with removed encodings.dir file may be is not so
>> urgent with the other font packages, but should be solved---no package
>> is allowed to remove a file belonging to another package. Should I file
>> bug reports against them too (with normal severity)?
I think so, this problem should be solved.
If xfonts-* packages will use mkfontsdir at install/remove, it is
better to add `-e /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/encodings -e
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