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Re: [ft-devel] too many old DynaLab fonts in tricky list?

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] too many old DynaLab fonts in tricky list?
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:10:51 +0100 (CET)

> Although concrete examples in my hand are only 3: DFHSGothic-W5,
> DFHSMincho-W3, DFHSMincho-W7, I guess all of
> DFHS{Gothic,Mincho}-W{3,5,7,9} in same version would have once been
> tricky.  Should we add all of them into tricky font list?

Good question.  Probably yes.

> I think the checksums should be listed, but I'm questionable whether
> the family names should be listed, because DynaLab's implementations
> are not tricky since 1996.


> Considering that DynaLab might have changed their policy around
> 1995-1996 for most products shipped by themselves, it could be an
> option that search "DynaLab" plus "1992-1995" as the indicator of
> tricky fonts.

Hmm, probably overkill IMHO.

> Such vendor & time checking is too complicated to reduce the
> step-by-step improvement of the tricky font name list?

Yes, I agree, it's probably not worth the effort.  The number of
tricky fonts is very small; we can essentially catch all of them.  In
case the list gets too large we might try to hash them.


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