Re: Changing « Preferred Family » value

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On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 11:21, Nicolas Mailhot
<nicolas.mailhot@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Le Mer 18 mars 2009 21:55, Mathieu Bridon (bochecha) a écrit :
>> Hi !
>> I've just been assigned a bug report on a font package I maintain in
>> Fedora [1].
>> Is there a way for me to patch the TTF file ? Does this belong
>> upstream, so I should report it to the font developer ?
> Even though we have the possibility to change all the fonts we ship
> this should be a last resort. Having the same font behave in different
> ways in Fedora than in other systems is an interoperability problems.

Yes, I just didn't know if this was an issue in the packaging or in
the packaged software.

You (and Oracan and Parag) answered this question :)

> Also, user requests can be misguided. They often ask to reintroduce
> old bugs they know how to workaround, to avoid new correct behaviours
> some apps may not know how to handle yet.

I contacted upstream and raised the concern. They might be able to answer this.

However, are you implying that this particular issue is misguided ? Or
is this really a bug that needs fixing ?

> When in doubt you should ask knowledgeable people on irc (behdad in
> #fedora-dekstop, eimai and moyogo in #dejavu) if a request is a good
> idea and how it should be best taken care of. The dejavu people can be
> very helpful to people discovering fontforge BTW.

Ok, I thought this mailing list was the best one, but thanks for the tips :)


Mathieu Bridon (bochecha)

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Benjamin Franklin

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