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From Matthias Seidel <matthias.sei...@hamburg.de>
Subject Re: AOO 4.2 and OpenSymbol font
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:43:41 GMT
Hi Dave,

Am 05.02.19 um 02:53 schrieb Dave Fisher:
> Hi -
>
>> On Jan 30, 2019, at 2:32 PM, Matthias Seidel <matthias.seidel@hamburg.de> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Dave,
>>
>> Am 30.01.19 um 23:07 schrieb Dave Fisher:
>>> Hi -
>>>
>>>> On Jan 30, 2019, at 1:36 PM, Matthias Seidel <matthias.seidel@hamburg.de>
wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I had a look at the patched font and it is based on an old version (1.7
>>>> ?). At the moment we ship version 2.4.3.
>>>>
>>>> A general overhaul of that font would be needed. Do we have some font
>>>> specialists in our PMC or the ASF?
>>> I am very, very rusty. (About 15 years)  Point me towards some sources and I’ll
see if I can help.
>> What we have in our source is the TTF itself and an older SFD:
>>
>> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/openoffice/trunk/main/extras/source/truetype/symbol/
<https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/openoffice/trunk/main/extras/source/truetype/symbol/>
> I see. I did a quick look and comparison with FontBook on my Mac. They are definitely
different. I am not even sure that the patched font from the Forum is encoded the same way
as the sample shows different characters.
>
> From the thread it looks like the patched font has misplaced the Greek Letters. Let me
see if I can provide a version 2.5 of OpenSymbol that can find the updated square root and
brackets while preserving the encoding.

Yes, the (square) root is the most visible character in Math, that looks
broken (at least on Windows).

Great that you have a look at it!

Regards,

   Matthias

>
> I’ve used FontForge to play with Fonts, but I cannot get it to work on my current macOS.
I do have a version of 10.7 which I will try later this week.
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>
>>> Regards,
>>> Dave
>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>>   Matthias
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Am 30.01.19 um 22:28 schrieb Peter Kovacs:
>>>>> Jim, Matthias can you look into this? Imho it is a simple refresh of
the
>>>>> Font. (If we ship it.)
>>>>>
>>>>> On 29.01.19 11:13, FR web forum wrote:
>>>>>> Hello list,
>>>>>> It seems that Open Symbol font is not up to date.
>>>>>> Read: https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=127110
>>>>>> martin_g provide a patched font in this thread:
>>>>>> https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=67772&p=360368#p360385
>>>>>> Is it possible to embed this for next build?
>>>>>>
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