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Re: compressed streams

From: Alan Coopersmith
Subject: Re: compressed streams
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:39:17 -0700
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On 9/18/20 5:30 AM, David Turner wrote:
    Is this also true for pcf.Z and pcf.bz2? I would like to warn about this in
    the docs.

Yes, absolutely! Historically, these font files are legacy from X11 and no-one sane should be using these (there are TrueType equivalents for all of these as far as understand).

X.Org has been slowly developing a tool to convert bdf fonts to ttf files
instead of pcf files, but I don't know if any distros are really using it

And while I contributed the .bz2 support code from Solaris to X.Org years
ago, we've also stopped shipping most .pcf files as compressed in Solaris
as it wasn't saving enough space to be worthwhile, especially once we moved
to compressing the install media & on-disk filesystems as a whole.

        -Alan Coopersmith-     
         Oracle Solaris Engineering -

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