Loss of some glyphs in Droid Sans Fallback font

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Sun Jul 16 23:05:04 CEST 2023

On Sat, Jul 15, 2023 at 06:36:22PM +0100, Ken Moffat via tex-live wrote:
> The odd thing is that I'm still using the Droid-Sans-Fallback.zip
> file which I downloaded from somewhere in 2014 that contains
> DroidSansFallback.ttf dated 2008-10-22.
Sorry for the noise, it is indeed nothign to do with TeX.  Like many
fonts, there is no version.  At some point I was pruning my source
files (for fonts, that means the TTF or OTF files) and I suppose I
noticed that the DroidSansFallBack.ttf matched the name of a file in
a zip file, so I removed the separate file.

There have been various versions of that file, the one in the zip
file was 2.9 MB, the latest I can find (from Arch linux
droid-fonts-20221017) is 5.2 MB and does include the glyphs.

You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes, you just might find
You just might find, you get what you need.

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