[pkg-wine-party] Bug#676443: Is it really a good idea to remove /usr/share/wine/fonts/*.fon ?

Hilko Bengen bengen at debian.org
Sat Jun 9 15:01:14 UTC 2012

The changelog entry for 1.4-5 talks about "achitecture-specific font
files", but are those .fon files really architecture-specific?

Are those fonts really not used? Is it safe to remove them?

A cursory look at the file differences tells me that the
tools/sfnt2fnt.c which is used to generate these files clearly has an
endianess problem that ought to be fixed and reported upstream.

(I was not even aware that those .fon files are supposed to be valid
Windows 3.1 executables. WTF?)

I also wonder about the value for users in providing libwine packages
for powerpc and sparc architectures. If non-x86 architectures were
dropped for the moment, the fonts would not even be an issue.


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