Petr Vobornik wrote:
> Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>> Just write a fontforge or ttx script that flips this bit at rpm build
>> time, assuming you've done your legal review correctly the bit is in
>> contradiction with the font license (if the font was no installable we
>> could not package it in the first place). You'll be doing nothing more
>> than fixing a bug in upstream's font implementation.
OK, seems to be the easiest way. Originally, I wanted to avoid it
because idk what is the correct way. I've created a simple script to do
The script is not good because it doesn't touch only OS/2 table but it
regenerates the whole font file (different GPOS, dropping DSIG and
without fmflags also dropping KERN table).
I've also tried to use ttx with a hope that it won't touch other tables,
but it crashed on parsing OpenSans font.
Considering changing fsType is just a change to 16 bits + a 32-bit
checksum, it shouldn't be necessary to regenerate the entire font. In
fact, Tom7 created a program to do just this job many years ago, called
I've just improved this to recalculate the OS/2 table checksum correctly
and handle multiple fonts in one go:
If you'd like to package this as well, you could use it in your Open Sans
package and you'd have something else to show sponsors :-)
Paul Flo Williams