[OpenFontLibrary] Recent non-font content on OFLB
christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Wed Mar 10 14:38:43 PST 2010
Am Mittwoch, 10. März 2010 22:56:54 schrieb Khaled Hosny:
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 12:51:51PM -0600, Barry Schwartz wrote:
> > Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org> skribis:
> > > But how OFLB is going to fix this, I don't think you are suggesting
> > > that we (OFLB community, whatever it means) rewrite most of free
> > > software text layout stack (and funny "DTP" applications) to support
> > > advanced typography. So, I think you mean writing smaller applications
> > > that are are able to really utilize our free fonts, but I then fail to
> > > see what is the use of such applications if can fit in a larger
> > > ecosystem and work flow?
> > That would not be the way to go. If it is going to be done at all it
> > has to be by getting other projects to fix their stuff in exchange for
> > synergistic bundling. Right now it is as if we had a Firefox with
> > mostly non-functional add-on support, along with a handful of sites to
> > which Firefox didn't link that offered add-ons that depended on
> > Firefox features that always crashed.
> I do understand this. But upstream developers are just not interested (a
> patch to implement proper, TeX-like, H&J for Pango have been ignored for
> years, all requests and offers to help implementing OpenType support for
> Scribus have been ignored, etc.) and I don't see this changing.
With all due respect: Can you substantiate this assertion? I didn't find a
single message from you to one of the Scribus MLs regarding the issue
(although I may have overlooked it).
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