[tex-live] Problems with Nafees fonts

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Sep 5 16:15:46 CEST 2011

On Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 03:30:51PM +0200, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2011/9/5 Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org>:
> Could you, please, explain more explicitely what I should do? I have
> FontForge installed but my knowledge of OpenType is low. If I have
> detailed instructions, I can certainly do it. What confuses me is that
> the fonts work fine in gedit, in OpenOffice and in Firefox.
> Now I see a potential problem. If I open the font in FontForge and
> select Element/Font info, the dialog contains:
> Base filename: same as fontname
> However, the filename differs from the fontname. Could it be the
> reason why the font is not found? Can firefox, gedit and OpenOffice
> ignore this setting and use other logic to find the file?

If you go to TTF Names panel in the same window, delete "Preferred
Family", "Preferred Styles" and "Compatible Full" entries, right click
on "Styles (SubFamily)" and select "Same as PostScript Names" (the later
is not strictly need but good to have), then generate the font (make
sure OpenType is selected in the Options sub window of font generation
dialog) and you are done. And while at it, may be you can contact the
authors to fix the buggy names.


 Khaled Hosny

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