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[ft-devel] Microsoft Font Validator adds CFF checking

From: Hin-Tak Leung
Subject: [ft-devel] Microsoft Font Validator adds CFF checking
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 22:25:00 +0000 (UTC)

2016-02-08 was tagged on github ( ).

Code snapshots (-src-*), mono/.net binaries (*-bin-*) and Mac OS X disk images 
(*.dmg) are at: Font Validator/

Compared to last (SVG addition on 2016-01-22), the main addition is the 
long-overdue addition of CFF checking. This flags errors in quite a few fonts 
from well-known vendors: Adobe's Arno fonts, Mozilla's Fira fonts and two font 
sets from the TeXLive distribution for having non-ascii strings in the String 
INDEX , and two fonts from Apple's OS X for using obsolete dictionary keys 
(removed 16 years ago). And possibly many more. Please contact the relevant 
vendors if/when you see CFF errors flagged.

So it looks like this work is much needed - and there are a few more CFF checks 
to add; I 'll put an github issue entry up for further work.

There is a small GDEF update to check additional fields introduced in v1002, 
and workaround to two mono bugs to show correct build version under "about..." 
in the GUI.

Please do make a donation ( if you find this useful. I am 
still exploring how this might continue.

Interested parties, from the large corporations like Microsoft, Adobe, Google, 
Apple, to smaller schools and universities teaching typography/font design, 
foundaries, please consider commissioning part of the continual development.

Oh, and Happy Chinese New Year!!!!

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