[Dev-luatex] Navees GX font

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Dec 7 11:12:36 CET 2008


Khaled Hosny wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 05, 2008 at 11:34:00AM +0100, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
>> Hi Yannis,
>>
>> Yannis Haralambous wrote:
>>> Here is the Navees font, an Arabic Quickdraw GX font produced by SIL
>>> <http://web.me.com/yharalambous/filechute/navees.zip>
>> This font crashes fontforge, and fixing it is beyond my knowledge.
>> It seems the problem is that fontforge doesn't understand the Apple-
>> specific encoding used by the font, and I have no idea how to
>> make it do so. You'll have to ask George Williams if you really
>> want to be able to open the font.
> 
> I can open it with Fontforge (using the latest CVS snapshot).

Yes, you can with latest luatex also, I sent a patch to fontforge-devel
to suppress the crash. That does not make the font usable though,
because it is now treated a symbolic font (no unicode mapping info).

Best wishes,
Taco




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