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Re: BDF Considered Harmful?

On Wed, 2009-03-11 at 12:15 +0100, Richard Atterer wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 01:07:56AM -0700, Paul Hardy wrote:
> > However, the original BDF version can contain ASCII comments that are
> > not preserved in the PCF version.  These comments often contain
> > information such as author, copyright, and licensing information.
> > With the BDF versions discarded, that information is lost -- there is
> > no round-trip conversion from BDF to PCF to BDF.
> My first thought: Could BDF be considered a source format for PCF? The 
> logical consequence would be to ship BDF in the source package, and to 
> convert it to PCF when the font package is built.

That's pretty much what happens today, afaik.


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