[Openfontlibrary] Font formats accepted by OFLB
ben at readingtype.org.uk
Sat Oct 25 05:43:15 PDT 2008
Ben Laenen wrote:
> How is this enforced?
ccHost (the site platform) will accept or reject files based on their
extension and, depending on the filetype, will attempt to verify the
ones it does allow.
> I thought people were uploading zip files
> containing the fonts and all extra files like README and LICENSE.
Looks as though in the next OFLB site version we'll have to ask people
to upload individual files. We'd certainly need to unpack archives if we
allowed them, and ccHost currently cannot see inside tarballs, facts
that together mean we're best avoiding them.
That's in direct opposition to Nicolas' suggestion, I'm afraid. And I
speak as an enthusiast of archive-uploading.
The FONTLOG will be stored as metadata associated with the typeface.
Also due to the way cccHost stores uploads. README is anything the user
puts in the description, for now. License is metadata (and can/should of
course be stuck into TTF fonts and their friends).
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