[tex-live] Only ship OTF for fonts that also have TTF

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Apr 12 16:55:39 CEST 2012

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 03:35:30PM +0200, Pander wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to request only to ship the OTF files for fonts that also
> have TTF files. Oftherwise fontconfig might use the TTF file when the
> end-user is expacting that the OTF file is being used.

If this is because of the xetex/xdvipdfmx issue, I think it is fixed
now, else, IMO, it is up to upstream authors (or who ever uploads the
file to CTAN) to include only OTF/TTF.

> This is already the case for many fonts except for:
> - Asana-Math
> - gnu-freefonts
> In this way fontconfig can be configured to include both fonts/opentype
> and fonts/truetype without creating an ambiguous situation for the
> end-user and without creating complex fontconfig configurations to
> exclude some TTF paths.

Excluding specific paths is no more complex than including specific one,
also 99% of time the user shouldn't be concerned if he is using TTF or


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