tasklet - sfd2ttf - eliminate dependency on FontForge (for anybody who's interested)

n0dalus n0dalus+wine at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 13:07:19 CDT 2006

On 4/14/06, Brian Vincent <brian.vincent at gmail.com> wrote:
>  This issue that we can really do decent font support with our fonts and not
> building them creates problems.  So it'd be really nice to have the fonts
> available rather than just warn someone they won't be.  Sure, installing
> fontforge isn't too hard (I did it in all of about 2 minutes last night) but
> eventually it's going to cause problems.  Maybe because it doesn't work on a
> future FreeBSD or MacOS X release, maybe because one of their releases is
> broken with regard to our sfd files and we have to work around it, etc, etc.
>  What Mike's task boils down to is making a simple font generation tool.
> Fontforge has about 800 bizillion features and we need two: parsing sfd
> files and generating a TTF from them.

Maybe this is a stupid question, but why can't we just distribute the
ttf files directly?


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