[XeTeX] where to put woff files

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at gmail.com
Thu Apr 6 17:27:40 CEST 2017

On 06/04/2017 15:53, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2017-04-06 15:31 GMT+02:00 Ulrike Fischer <news3 at nililand.de>:
>> Am Thu, 6 Apr 2017 07:10:06 -0600 schrieb Bobby de Vos:
>>> On 2017-04-06 02:39, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>>>> On the whole I would agree with the debian answer: applications like
>>>> xetex/xdvipdfmx shouldn't try to use fonts it can't handle.
>>> Thank you for your response. I will file a bug with Debian at some point.
>> Why Debian? I meant it is more a xetex problem so I would add a bug
>> report there.
> This is certainly not a Debian bug, the font is installed as it should be.
> The problem is that it is not supported by XeTeX/xdvipdfmx and it is a question
> what XeTeX should do if fontconfig offers an unsupported font

Well... while I agree that we should do something in XeTeX to handle 
this, I also think it is a poor decision on Debian's side to mix .woff 
files, which are explicitly intended for web deployment, alongside .otf 
files that are expected to be available in the local GUI desktop 
environment. These are two distinct categories of resource, and it would 
be more appropriate to keep them separate.

More generally, I think it's a bad idea for a distro or package or 
whatever to install multiple copies of the "same" font (e.g. both 
TrueType and Type1 formats) with the same name where fontconfig will 
find them both.


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