[tex-live] FontForge SFD files

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sat Jul 17 08:07:42 CEST 2010

On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 08:52:00AM +0300, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> I noticed that the SFD (Spline Font Database) files of XITS font are
> installed under fonts/sfd, however the later is supposed to contain
> Subfont Definition Files and the two SFD's are completely different.
> FontForge's SFD files (and the .fea file) are source files of the fonts,
> and thus should go to fonts/source instead. They are useless to TeXLive
> anyway since you need FontForge to build them, but it is not distributed
> with TeXLive, but if you insist, then they don't belong to fonts/sfd.

Reading the TDS document, I now think they actually belong to the top
directory "source", per the document:

  source is intended for files which are not needed at runtime by any TEX
  program; it should not be included in any search path.

Which is the case here.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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