[tex-live] libertine wrongly packaged

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 15:28:58 CET 2011

2011/12/18 Bob Tennent <rdt at cs.queensu.ca>:
>  > would someone like to take on the job of restoring the pfb's,
> etc., and re-releasing with the current version?
> Karl: I propose that pfbs and support files be created to match the
> current otfs. I'm willing to do this (but not to take over maintenance
> of the whole package as I'm not a xelatex/lualatex user). Users may have
> to modify their font commands somewhat.
Remember that It will not be an easy task. OTF supports features not
available in Type1. Moreover, pfb files are not so important for
xelatex and lualatex if otf is available, they are important for
(pdf)latex. You thus have to handle encoding properly. Another problem
is concerned with hinting. Type1 hinting differs from TrueType
hinting. If the OFT is TrueType flavoured, you still can use FontForge
to save it as Type1 but automatical hinting is never right and has to
be fine tuned manually. Restoring the legacy version would be much

> The only sensible alternative would be to restore the old version as an
> alternative libertine-legacy package (and/or rename the current version
> libertine-otf).
> Bob T.

Zdeněk Wagner

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