[XeTeX] Problem with Unicode 01F01B

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Dec 19 18:57:47 CET 2012

On 2012-12-19 16:49, Pander wrote:
> On 2012-12-19 16:32, Khaled Hosny wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 02:22:49PM +0100, Steve White wrote:
>>> Hi Khaled,
>>> Pander just alerted me about this thread, and I looked into it.
>>> RE fontlint test
>>> ================
>>> I don't see anything like your output, either on the last official
>>> release of GNU FreeFont (20120503), or its latest SVN, either with my
>>> distro release of fontlint (Ubuntu fontforge, from 22-Feb-2011-ML), or
>>> with my own build of fontlint, from sources earlier this year.
>> I used neither of those, I tested the FreeFont.otf that Pander sent me,
>> if that is not what you are releasing, then blame him.
> I created that file from SVN with fontforge 0.0.20110222-4ubuntu1 which
> ships with Ubuntu Precise LTS (Long Term Support). I will upgrade to a
> manual installation of fontforge_full-20120731-b.tar.bz2 and test it again.

With fontforge version 20120731 build from source on Ubuntu Precise the
problems disappear. Sorry for the commotion and thanks for helping me
find the solution. Also Ubuntu can be a bit more active in backporting
fontforge package to their current LTS distribution.

>>> Second, I don't recognize the problem
>>>    "circle3mahjong glyph has hstemhm hint command with 49 arguments,"
>>> where can we see this?
>> I used TTX to decode the CFF table, but you can use any other tool.
>>> You remark that FreeFont "many problems": you have made such remarks
>>> elsewhere at various times.
>> Neither of the two words “many” or “problems” occurred anywhere in my
>> message.
>> Regards,
>> Khaled
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