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Re: [ft-devel] Bug? Font that fontforge shows but freetype does not

From: Hin-Tak Leung
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Bug? Font that fontforge shows but freetype does not
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:11:21 +0000 (UTC)

On Thu, 15/6/17, Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:

> FreeType 2.8 doesn't work either.  The
 last version that displayed
 this font
 correctly with `FT_LOAD_DEFAULT' was 2.4.12, and this
 happened due to a bug in FreeType.

I didn't mean that. I found FreeType 2.8 can load it without hinting, but 
current head would load it with or without. 
FreeType 2.8 is "happier", but not happy.

> The problem is actually a bug
 in (older?) versions of the `glyphs'
 font editor, AFAIK: It doesn't properly
 remove the `prep' and `fpgm'
 if you want to create a font without hinting.  

You mean  ? It is reputable, but libre fonts being 
manipulated/maintained by proprietary app feels strange....

> Leaving crap
 those tables probably works with Windows
 – it seems that executing
 `prep' and
 `fpgm' gets only triggered by the first glyph that
 bytecode – but not with FreeType,
 which executes those two tables
 unconditionally if hinting is requested.
That might be a long-term change to make?

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