Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#573125: otf-ipafont provides ttf
On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 20:37:27 +0900 (JST)
Atsuhito Kohda <email@example.com> wrote:
> I guess you misunderstand something.
> I didn't say we can determine if a font is OpneType or TrueType
> with its extension.
Okay, I misunderstood your mail.
> Is it impossible to release one version for MacOSX with ipa*.ttf
> and another version for other OS'es with ipa*.otf ?
- However, otf-ipafont should conflict with ttf-ipafont, since it has same
font name. It means, not only same _file_ name but also same _font_ name.
And, users select fonts by its font name (of course!) with applications.
If I would install old ttf-ipafont files to my own ~/.fonts directory and
then install otf-ipafont, I can see IPAfonts on applicaitons, but which one?
- I don't want to change its font name because of compatibility with other
- Also, you can use ttf-ipafont-jisx0208 with otf-ipafont
> So only briefly: I know alternative is smart but then the "ttf-"
> is redundant and also confusing, IMHO.
I can change its name but its benefit is so limited, IMHO.
fontconfig needs extensions for alternative files, like
> So I guess renaming only extension might be safer than
> renaming main font name. Further, I believe this is a
> problem of the upstream.
> In short, my request is:
> it is reasonable that different fonts have differen names
> regardless of difference in extension or in main name.
* I maybe able to change its extension
* however, on fontconfig, those are treated as same font.
It's not expected behavior.
Hideki Yamane henrich @ debian.or.jp/iijmio-mail.jp