Bug 458462 - texfont from texlive-context is missing lcdf-typetools dependency
texfont from texlive-context is missing lcdf-typetools dependency
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: texlive (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: lcdf-typetools
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Reported: 2008-08-08 12:19 EDT by Vasile Gaburici
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 10:16:28 EDT
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Description Vasile Gaburici 2008-08-08 12:19:36 EDT
The preferred way of installing an OpenType font for ConTeXt is using "texfont --lcdf" (see http://www.tug.org/pracjourn/2005-2/lindsay/). Unfortunately, this does not work on Fedora 9's ConTeXt because lcdf-typetools are not shipped in Fedora 9, so "texfont --lcdf" fails to work properly and prints (somwhere towards the end): "sh: otftotfm: command not found".

Attempting to install a font for ConTeXt with texfont without using --lcdf also fails because pfaedit is long dead ("processing aborted : couldn't open pipe to pfaedit"). I don't know if symlinking to fontforge will work or not, but this method has clearly been deprecated for years.
Comment 1 Vasile Gaburici 2008-08-08 12:23:41 EDT
Shameless plug: you can get lcdf-typetools back in Fedora by reviewing my new package of it at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458430.
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