[XeTeX] wrong r+vocalic r ligature in FreeSerif font

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 15:25:52 CET 2014

2014-12-18 15:11 GMT+01:00 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> Zdenek Wagner wrote:
>> There is nothing wrong with the building concept. All fonts are built
>> somehow.
> I agree.  But in 99.999% of cases, that building is conducted by the font
> designer, developer or distributor.  The average user ("B. L. User", as
> Knuth would term him) not only does not know how to build fonts, he does not
> /want/ to know how to build fonts, since to him fonts are a tool, just as is
> (say) TeX or Adobe Reader.  He expects them to be distributed in a
> ready-to-use format, and that expectation is perfectly reasonable :  it is
> how fonts have traditionally been distributed, and how we may expect them to
> be distributed in the future.
> Those that want to /build/ elements of their systems are a tiny tiny
> minority; everyone else just wants to use the system to achieve his or her
> goal.
That's true. And this is the very reason why we wish to have the font
in TL so that the users are not required to fetch the sources and
build it themselves!

Zdeněk Wagner

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