[Pkg-fonts-bugs] fontforge scripting

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Thu Aug 2 12:04:49 UTC 2007

Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Aug 2007, Nicolas Spalinger wrote:
>> Just in case you haven't seen it already but Davide Viti has made a nice
>> fontforge script to strip unneeded/non-free glyphs from a font.
>> It's available in the d-i svn:
>> http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/d-i/trunk/scripts/g-i/README.strip_glyphs?op=file&rev=0&sc=0
> Yes I know about Davides' script.  I suppose we could just take those 
> glyphs out but IMO the real solution is to replace them.

I would suggest that if a matching Latin range is really needed (and the
fontconfig approach is not satisfactory) to reuse glyphs from existing
open fonts.

There are already some in the archive or check
http://unifont.org/fontguide/ - http://scripts.sil.org/OFL_fonts or
http://openfontlibrary.org for more.

Alternatively, maybe a call on the f.d.o openfontlibrary list could also
help attract contributors?


Nicolas Spalinger

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