--- Comment #17 from Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot(a)laposte.net> ---
(In reply to Adam Williamson from comment #16)
right, but a proper fix would involve the font as packaged working
current pango. it should not require the user to convert the font themselves.
Adam, you could say a proper fix for X11 would have been to find a way do
design an X12 without all this Wayland crap that requires deep application and
user habit changes.
“proper” zero cost fixes do not exist in real life. Here, moving text layouting
forward required to either give up on legacy font formats, or do a lot of dev
to add support for them within modern text layouting libs. And, this dev effort
was never started.
It’s not unreasonable for text-processing apps to consider that, after almost
two decades waiting for people that care about legacy fonts to do something for
them dev side, those people effectively chose the conversion path.
This year it was the turn of pango to made the switch. Three year ago it was
Libre Office. The dominoes will continue to fall till only legacy apps stuck in
another tech era continue to support pre-OpenType font formats.
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