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Re: Should font-build-system compile sfd fonts?

From: L p R n d n
Subject: Re: Should font-build-system compile sfd fonts?
Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 17:23:51 +0200
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Brendan Tildesley <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm calling for anyone's opinion on this. Currently there are a few
> fonts which more-or-less copy-paste the same code for compiling sfd
> files in to ttf and otf, which requires fontforge. I wish to add another
> font, but didn't want to add to this duplication. Most fonts don't
> require it, but it wouldn't be harmful, apart from dragging in
> fontforge, would adding a 'build phase that does this to
> font-build-system be reasonable. I'm not actually sure how to add a
> required native-input to a build system. Or is there a better idea?
> Making a whole new sfd-font-build-system, or defining a build-sdf-fonts
> symbol that could be added with modify-phases and adding fontforge to
> native-inputs?

Maybe adding an optional phase like #:glib-or-gtk? for meson?
We would get a #sfd-font? argument in the font-build-system.

What do you think?

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