[Issue 43029] support PS-OpenType/OTF/(SFNT with CFF) fonts for PDF export and printing

nmailhot at openoffice.org nmailhot at openoffice.org
Mon Apr 14 13:18:22 UTC 2008

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------- Additional comments from nmailhot at openoffice.org Mon Apr 14 13:18:11 +0000 2008 -------
hdu> @nmailhot: Fedora is replacing its Type1 fonts by their CFF-OTF
counterparts? hdu> That is very interesting and changes the priority of the
feature request.

It's not a project goal but has been happening de facto lately. Active font
projects use TTF or OTF format. In fact except for projects that specifically
target OO.o on Linux, OTF is the default format for new fonts, because it's the
default in font creation tools (both open and closed).

Therefore the number of shipped OTF fonts grows. OTF works well in every major
Linux GUI app but OO.o.

At the same time if a font still uses the Type1 format, that's because no one is
working on it. Therefore any new problem report (technical or legal) can lead to
the conclusion there's no one to fix it. Since Fedora does not ship unmaintained
material, the direct result is that the font gets pulled. Unlike a few years ago
we have alternatives font-side, so problematic Type1 fonts (such as the ones
that used to be bundled with Xorg) are not tolerated anymore.

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