Package Details: ttfautohint 1.8.3-2

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Package Base: ttfautohint
Description: Provides automated hinting process for web fonts
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Licenses: GPL, custom
Submitter: roentgen
Maintainer: supermario (caleb)
Last Packager: caleb
Votes: 29
Popularity: 0.002072
First Submitted: 2013-01-06 15:15
Last Updated: 2020-04-30 14:10

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supermario commented on 2016-03-07 22:54

Please make sure that you import the pgp key before trying to build this package:

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys C1A60EACE707FDA5

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undu commented on 2018-10-03 09:01

Here's the PKGBUILD I'm using to build it without docs:

parjanya commented on 2018-09-29 05:53

I had this error, using pandoc 2.2.1, and with

/bin/sh ./ ttfautohint-1.pandoc ttfautohint-2.pandoc ttfautohint-3.pandoc ttfautohint-4.pandoc ../NEWS > ttfautohint.txt
pandoc --smart \
            --template=./template.html \
            --default-image-extension=".svg" \
            --variable="version:1.8.1" \
            --toc \
            --include-in-header=./ttfautohint-css.html \
            --include-in-header=./ttfautohint-js.html \
            --standalone \
            --output=ttfautohint.html ttfautohint.txt
--smart/-S has been removed.  Use +smart or -smart extension instead.
For example: pandoc -f markdown+smart -t markdown-smart.
Try pandoc --help for more information.
make[2]: *** [Makefile:1327: ttfautohint.html] Error 2

Looks like it’s from upstream, sigh...

supermario commented on 2018-05-08 23:13

@starlight thanks that seems to work. I've updated the pkgbuild

char101 commented on 2018-03-30 08:07

Failed when building the documentation because there are several obsolete pandoc parameters. If you just want to install this package quickly add


to the configure line when editing the PKGBUILD.

undu commented on 2018-02-01 09:36

Can the noto-fonts-alpha be moved to makedepends array instead of being a runtime dependency? (and so should pandoc and other packages needed for documentation)

help2man should also be included into the makedepends array.

Something like this:

For some reason for me pandoc fails spectacularly when trying to build the docs, so I had to disable doc generation anyway.

jmb commented on 2018-01-17 11:19

@vertebrate This is a bug in ttfautohint: it can only build is Qt version only has single-digit components, so it chokes on the 10 in the current Qt version (5.10.0).

vertebrate commented on 2017-12-23 16:08

won't build:

checking for Qt's version... 
configure: error: Cannot detect Qt's version.

qt5-base is installed

Lokaltog commented on 2017-11-22 17:46

For anyone else not wanting to download noto-fonts-alpha to install this package, just remove noto-fonts-alpha and noto-fonts from the dependencies and add `--with-doc=no` to `./configure`.

sam_d commented on 2017-09-19 09:58

Would it be possible to have a `ttfautohint-no-docs` package that disabled the documentation generation and dropped the requirement on `noto-fonts-alpha`?

supermario commented on 2017-09-05 12:09

@Batou, unfortunately the latest ttfautohint requires the noto alpha fonts

[mario@stig ttfautohint]$ sed -n '33092,33106p' src/ttfautohint-1.7/configure
# We use the Noto font family within the PDF documentation file, since it
# has the best Unicode coverage of all freely available fonts. However, due
# to some bugs in the currently released version and lacking support for
# some scripts, it is necessary to access fonts from the `noto-fonts-alpha'
# git repository, which can be found at
# Interestingly, at least one font we need (`NotoSansGujarati-Regular.ttf')
# is not yet present in the `noto-fonts-alpha' repository, so we have to
# access the older
# also.