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

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 16:01:12 CET 2014

On 10/11/14 14:38, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> It is not clever to remove them. For instance, if you wish to use the
> fonts in other applications, you need TTF because OTF are not
> recognized. For instance XML editors written in Java require TTF, they
> do not work with OTF. It is really unfortunate that fontconfig does
> not honour preferences set in the config files but this is a bug in
> fontconfig, not in TeX.
> 2014-11-10 11:24 GMT+01:00 Pander <pander at users.sourceforge.net>:
> > OTF files have much more font capabilities and features compared to TTF
> > files. For that reason there is no use of also shipping these TTF files.

This is not true, in general: all the "capabilities and features" that 
may be present in OTF files may equally well be present in TTF files; in 
particular, all the "OpenType layout features" provided by GSUB and GPOS 
tables can be (and frequently are) included in TTF fonts.


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