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Re: Bug#755382: ITP: fonts-adobe-sourcehansans-cn -- “Source Han Sans CN” A sans-serif Pan-CJK font family (CN subset) that is offered in seven weights

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 11:24 AM, Paul Wise wrote:

> I would be happy to be proven wrong on this; feel free to package it
> for main if fontforge can take the place of all the commands mentioned
> in the upstream build system. The way to prove that would be to only
> ship the non-OTF files in the source package and build the OTF files
> at build time using fontforge. Adobe might be unhappy at us for
> finding out we are using a non-standard build though, so it might be a
> good idea to ping them about AFDKO becoming FLOSS and let them know we
> will use fontforge until that happens. Might be a good idea to send
> them a Makefile that uses fontforge too.
> https://github.com/adobe-fonts/source-han-sans/blob/master/COMMANDS.txt
> Ken Lunde <lunde@adobe.com>

FYI, I just contacted Ken about this. Apparently Read Roberts is in
the final stages of preparing to open-source AFDKO. Also Ken suggests
not using FontForge because in his experience, it often produces
malformed fonts.



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