Package Details: otb-unifont 13.0.03-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/otb-unifont.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: otb-unifont
Description: A free bitmap font with wide Unicode support (OTB version)
Upstream URL: https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/unifont
Keywords: otb unifont
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: bdf-unifont, hex-unifont, pcf-unifont, ttf-unifont-csur
Submitter: Ckat
Maintainer: Ckat
Last Packager: Ckat
Votes: 0
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2019-07-31 22:03
Last Updated: 2020-08-19 21:32

Latest Comments

cmsigler commented on 2020-10-29 17:06

@artfox3,

The pango library in Gnome has abandoned support for Bitmap and Type 1 fonts because it relies upstream on harfbuzz for font loading, and harfbuzz dropped support. This means lots of old-school fonts are no longer supported if your desktop/GUI depends on Gnome libraries. (I think I explained that correctly....)

Please see these URLs for more info:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=248032

https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/pango/issues/386

OTB (Open Type Bitmap) fonts are supported. Fonts can be converted into Open Type, which uses an SFNT container around bitmaps, by the program fonttosfnt, in case that is of use to you. Here's something from Red Hat about font file formats:

https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/packaging-guidelines/FontsPolicy/#_font_file_formats

I chased this down the rabbit hole because I need old fashioned X misc fixed fonts for my terminal displays. I'm old ;) HTH!

Clemmitt

artfox3 commented on 2020-10-24 10:52

Hi, sorry for my noob question but what's the advantages of using OTB format over the other formats like TTF, PCF or BDF. And can you also compare them according to there installation size. Thnx in advance.

Ckat commented on 2020-08-19 21:29

I cannot find any need for any of these, hopefully this'll do

cmsigler commented on 2020-08-17 01:13

Hi,

xorg-font-utils has gone away; please see:

https://www.archlinux.org/todo/removal-of-xorg-font-utils-transitional-package/

Please depend on: xorg-bdftopcf / xorg-mkfontdir / xorg-mkfontscale / xorg-font-util as required. Thank you :^)

Clemmitt