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Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] GNU FreeFont 20120503 released

CC'in reply to Fabian

On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 9:03 AM, Fabian Greffrath <fabian@greffrath.com> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> Am 09.06.2012 09:21, schrieb Steve White:
>> The argument against this I cannot understand.  First that the spec
>> was unclear (in what
>> respect, I could not understand.  Maybe because it didn't say what
>> they wanted it to say.)
>>  and then that such a setting would break some Windows apps (but no
>> examples were
>> provided -- just a referece to a mailing list...I followed this lead,
>> found a long conversation,
>> but... none  of what I found there indicated a failure caused by
>> setting this flag.  Confusion.)
> I am not sure if I got this right. There'll be a change in the way FreeType
> interprets metrics of monospaced fonts based on a flag being either set or
> not and a change you proposed for FontForge to set this flag automatically
> has been rejected, right?
> Depending on how plausible and convincing this change is (at the moment, to
> be honest it is not, could you please provide some more background, e.g.
> some links to the patch and the discussion following it?), maybe we could
> add it as a distro patch in Debian.
>> So... I'm considering other options, such as setting the flag
>> *outside* of FontForge in
>> the build process.  It's a cludge but it would work.  Just, it'll take
>> a day or two to write it.
> You mean, as in patching the binary font files? That sounds fragile...
>  - Fabian

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