[Dev-luatex] [NTG-context] MacOsX Mavericks and Luatex

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Oct 25 14:25:02 CEST 2013

On 10/25/2013 02:21 PM, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 10:49:03AM +0200, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
>> It is definitely Skia.ttf itself, and not its permissions. After my
>> upgrade to Mavericks, I got a fresh Skia.ttf (491796 bytes), and even
>> though the permissions were fine (644), it crashes luatex, standalone
>> fontforge, and ttx.
> The fontforge crash is in the code for handling AAT’s Multiple
> Masters-like thing, and Skia is the only ever publicly available font
> that implements it.
> The font opens fine in our SortsMill fork because we dropped that code,
> together with support for other AAT table since it was buggy and full of
> comments complaining about obscure, contradicting or even absent Apple
> documentation.
> My suggestion is to do the same in LuaTeX, I doubt any one is going to
> bother with writing an AAT shaper and that is a good shunk of code (and
> potential bugs) to get rid of.

Good point. There is a lot of AAT-related code, and if noone uses it
anyway ...

Best wishes,

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