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Re: [ft-devel] Font Validator 2.1 binaries.

From: Dave Crossland
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Font Validator 2.1 binaries.
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:04:10 -0700

Congrats on getting this release out there :) 

On 15 August 2017 at 16:52, Hin-Tak Leung <address@hidden> wrote:
Finally got round to build the binary - just get from

I recovered the test results I did almost a month ago from my old computer,
on all fedora 26 shipped fonts - will upload at some point. Break-down is this:

3283 fonts examined in total
1493 fonts with CFF outlines (skipped for truetype hinting instruction check)
1395 fonts with truetype outlines passed
394 fonts with various degree of hinting instruction warnings/errors
1 zero-length font file, filed as
                                   Redhat had already shipped an updated font package (I have not re-tested yet).

1 + 394 + 1395 + 1493 == 3283

i.e. roughly 400 (22%) out of 1800 of fonts with truetype hinting could do with some love on correcting the hinting instructions. Quite similar to a year ago.

As you know the delay was due to computer broke and new computer, so please feel free to donate ( ) . I want the Mac OS X binary to be as fully-featured (needs to build with a newer cross-compiler), so 2.1.1 will be a Mac OS X-specific release, whenever that might be.

More details in the release notes about what changed in the last 12 months since 2.0:

I have decided to revert the "Windows-only problem fixed: can now accept non-ascii font name" change, because it causes intermittent (about 1 in 10) failures. So the binary is built to work for english font file names only, as it did for the release 2.0 a year ago. Sorry about that.


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