Re: Bug#156503: microsoft changed its policy, msttcorefonts broken
Michael Stone <email@example.com> writes:
>> until you try and learn and try again. The first glyphs you'll do (or
>> the first fonts, ftm) will be total crap. But you certainly won't
>> produce a fine font if you give up before trying.
> Fine, try it.
I am trying, only with a music font, as a required side project for
LilyPond. I'll leave text fonts to people writing text based
applications, for now.
> But that's not the sort of thing you need a project for,
FWIW, it has helped me a lot not doing this all by myself. If it
weren't for others in the project (encouraging, criticizing, fun) I'd
long given up.
> and it's not the sort of thing you can rail against a bunch of software
> developers for not doing.
Well, who else is there? Some software developers are rather clever,
critical and eager to learn. If you write a Free Software application
that needs to display text, but you omit a good font, it's useless.
Jan Nieuwenhuizen <firstname.lastname@example.org> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter
http://www.xs4all.nl/~jantien | http://www.lilypond.org