Re: [Lohit-devel-list] Releasing Lohit Devanagari Today!!

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Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Mer 3 février 2010 01:15, "Arne Götje (高盛華)" a écrit :
>> प्रविण सातपुते wrote:
>> Instead of releasing single font files for all those languages which use
>> the same script in slightly different variations, you could release a
>> single .ttc file which includes all those fonts, but saves space, since
>> most of the glyphs are the same in all those languages.
>> If you need help on how to do this, ask me.
> Please don't create more TTC fonts unless absolutely necessary. Multiple
> different font faces and families in the same file badly break many
> application expectations. The file size wins are not worth it. locl on the
> other hand is well supported as it's the standard way to handle cyrillic and
> turkish

We are not talking about *different font faces and families in the same 
.ttc. *That* should not be done, I agree. We are talking about the 
*same* font face and family where 90+% of all glyphs are the same and 
only few differ by language code.

Regarding the 'locl' feature: It may work well in up-to-date software, 
but it surely doesn't work in older installations. So, providing both 
ways would probably best. I.e. give the user two choices: use the font 
with the 'locl' feature first and if that doesn't work for you, then try 
the .ttc approach.

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