[Bug 458430] Review Request: lcdf-typetools - Tools for manipulating OpenType and PostScript fonts

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--- Comment #7 from Patrice Dumas <pertusus at free.fr>  2008-09-05 14:26:12 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> I'll only reply to a questions, I'll change the spec to reflect the other
> remarks.
> (In reply to comment #5)
> > Issues:
> > 
> > Why disabling the self auto tests?
> 1) Fedora's TeXLive doesn't use $SELFAUTO* variables in its texmf.cnf. So, to
> use otftotfm with it, there's no need for otftotfm to check for those.

Ah, ok, I had forgotten. A little comment would be nice.

> The data from that file is used in other programs dealing with Adobe fonts,
> e.g. freetype and poppler. So, the license is probably okay for Fedora.

This is in Spot hands now.

> Yes the patch is functional but has rough edges w.r.t. documentation and
> configurablility. I applied it following our discussion on the devel mailing
> list, so you'd be able to see what I was talking about.


> > What do texlive people think about this whole issue, and upstream?
> I did send the t42 patch upstream to Eddie. He had very quick turnaround
> applying upstream some other patches I've sent him (see the spec Changelog),
> but for this one I haven't heard back. I'll ping again.
> > 
> > Also I don't really understand what otftotfm does with updmap. How
> > do the new map file become known by updamp? Does it add the .map it
> > generates in updmap.cfg (not the t42 map, the regular map)?
> Yes, it adds a line to the per-user updmap.cfg, which is normally in 
> ~/.texlive2007/texmf-config/web2c. The line it adds makes updmap include
> ~/.texlive2007/texmf-var/fonts/map/dvips/lcdftools/lcdftools.map, which is
> entirely maintained by otftotfm.

Ok. I think that it is not said clearly enough in the  otftotfm,
but this is more for upstream.

> I can certainly disable the patch for now; I would also be more comfortable if
> upstream applied it because it's a fairly significant new feature. The files
> (fonts, encodings, maps) that otftotfm installs work however even if you
> completely remove lcdf-typetools from the system. Lcdf-typetools are only
> needed during the font installation/conversion; the files produced, even with
> the t42 add-on patch, do not require anything but "bog standard" web2c TeX,
> something that TeXLive more than qualifies for.

Indeed, but there is also the additional change in dvips config file 
that goes side-by-side with the t42 maps. This will certainly be added
if the t42 map support goes in, and if reversed because upstream has
chosen another way we will be in trouble.

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