[Bug 843202] Please stop renaming the font

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Thu Jul 26 10:22:31 UTC 2012


--- Comment #4 from Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net> ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > In the latest version, 5.3.0, upstream takes that naming now. so this isn't
> > a bug.
> Sorry if I sound confused here, but I downloaded the OTF Version because I
> thought that is superior and should be used (the upstream website seems to
> suggest that), but the names are as I said.

We should defintely use the otf variant on Linux

> (In reply to comment #2)
> I agree that this is mainly a Windows <--> Linux problem, because I don't
> know a way to do font aliases on Windows.
> LibreOffice (checked 3.5.5) ships a variant of this font, but it is called
> "Linux Libertine G".
> This is incompatible with the Fedora naming, so users have to download the
> font from the website anyway, if they want to exchange documents.

Then we should alias the G variant if we do not do it yet. That's a package bug

> Why exactly do you want TTF on Windows?
> My impression was that OTF would support more features

Those are OpenType properties not OTF properties. TTF and OTF are both OpenType
containers nowadays.

Windows wants TTF container because it's the historical Windows font format and
OTF is badly supported in at least older Windows versions

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