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From Herbert Duerr <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [RELEASE] Bug 118424 - Postscript Type 1 fonts no longer available
Date Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:51:44 GMT
On 01.03.2012 13:05, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
> Hi,
>
>  From my point of view issue 118424 -
> https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=118424 - is not a blocker
> for AOO 3.4, because this issue already occurs in former versions of
> OpenOffice.org, at least in OOo 3.3.
>
> Thus,
> -1 (no 3.4 release blocker)

 From me also a -1 for it being a release blocker.

For many years Type 1 fonts have been obsoleted, e.g.
http://blogs.adobe.com/typblography/2005/10/phasing_out_typ.html

Newer OSX releases have known problems with them e.g.
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/software/268417/snow-leopard-poses-serious-font-problems-for-quarkxpress

With free tools such as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FontForge 
converting them losslesslyy to the OpenType format, there is not much 
reason to invest much energy into that orphaned type format.

Herbert

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