[tex-live] Bug report on duplicate fonts TTF vs. OTF

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Nov 10 20:33:13 CET 2014

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 11:24:52AM +0100, Pander wrote:
> Without making special rules or removing files manually (and upsetting
> the package manager) software such as font config could select
> unintentionally the wrong font file. For example it could use the TTF
> file while you would like to use the OTF file.

TeX Live does not expose any fonts to FontConfig or similar font
managers at all, so it is up to the user to expose only fonts he is
interested in, IMHO.

> OTF files have much more font capabilities and features compared to TTF
> files.

Apart from the way the splines are represented, TrueType-flavoured
OpenType fonts are capable of anything the CFF-flavoured one are capable


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