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From RGB ES <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Next step: fonts
Date Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:04:08 GMT
2012/1/19 Pedro Giffuni <pfg@apache.org>

> Hello Ricardo;
>
> --- Gio 19/1/12, RGB ES ha scritto:
>
> > 2012/1/19 Pedro Giffuni
> >
> > >
> > > FWIW, I am considering bringing the Linux Libertine
> > > fonts too: they are under dual OFL/GPL .
> > >
> > > http://www.linuxlibertine.org/
> > >
> ...
> > What about the Graphite version?
> > http://numbertext.org/linux/
> > AOO cannot use opentype features, but have full support for
> > Graphite technology.
> > Linux Libertine G (and Biolinum G) includes lots of
> > Graphite substitution
> > tables like automated ligature substitution, kerning,
> > italic correction,
> > real small caps... the list of smart font features is just
> > impressive (just
> > look at the Documentation.pdf on the site) so the "G"
> > version is far more
> > useful on Writer than the opentype one.
> >
>
> Graphite is optional (Category-B). There's also the issue
> that this may seem to require Graphite2, and I have no
> idea if SIL will be contributing support for that.
>
>
Graphite 2 have some regressions on LibO so I do not think it is a good
idea right now:

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36703

In fact, Linux Libertine G works far better with the original graphite
engine on OOo 3.3 (and, BTW, on the AOO builds) than on LibO 3.4.x.

It is important to note that availability of Graphite font features is not
only about "nice to have ligatures": many languages, even some European
ones, depends on automated substitutions because of grammar impositions so
an AOO without Graphite support would be a no-go for many people.

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