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Bug 656540 - =media-fonts/alegreya-sans-2.008 installs ttf instead of otf
Summary: =media-fonts/alegreya-sans-2.008 installs ttf instead of otf
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal trivial (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Fonts Team
Keywords: PATCH
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-05-26 00:54 UTC by MW
Modified: 2018-05-28 12:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Patch that fixes the issue. (alegreya-otf.patch,400 bytes, patch)
2018-05-26 00:54 UTC, MW
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Description MW 2018-05-26 00:54:01 UTC
Created attachment 533270 [details, diff]
Patch that fixes the issue.

As the title says, =media-fonts/alegreya-sans-2.008 installs the font files using TrueType format instead of OpenType format. The attached patch remedies this atrocity.
Comment 1 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2018-05-26 22:01:26 UTC
why do you think it should install otf instead ttf?
Wouldn't it be better to enable both via USE flag for example?
Comment 2 MW 2018-05-28 12:05:19 UTC
My view is that the OpenType version should always be preferred over the TrueType version unless there is a particularly compelling reason to the contrary (e.g. if you intend to use it with broken/legacy software which lacks OpenType support).

I am all in favour of making this choice through use flags, but last time I made an effort to that effect (bug 406301) it was deemed to add too much complexity.