[tex-live] FontForge SFD files

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Jul 19 11:49:27 CEST 2010

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 07:07:57AM +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> > Though sources are generally useful, in this case the SFD files
> > provide almost no data that is not present in the generated OTF
> > files, so apart from being plain text dump of the fonts (in a format
> > only FontForge can make use of AFAIK), they provide no extra value.
> You are aware that the extension `.sfd' is used for two different file
> types, and that FontForge accidentally uses both of them?  I've
> `invented' the extension for `Subfont Definition Files' (IIRC, this
> was even before George used `.sfd' for FontForge) as needed by ttf2pk,
> and I suspect that Karl is talking about this.

By "useless to texlive" I was referring to FontForge SFDs, and as they
are now moved to "source" and thus no searched by kpathsea, the clash
should not be an issue, too.


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

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