Bug 525866 - Please rebuild using external Adobe CMap and AGLFN data
Please rebuild using external Adobe CMap and AGLFN data
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fonttools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Parag Nemade
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F12Target
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Reported: 2009-09-26 08:30 EDT by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2015-02-02 03:13 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-01-31 11:37:14 EST
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2009-09-26 08:30:56 EDT
Description of problem:

The Debian fonttool packager noticed a problem in fonttool's embedded Adobe CMap and AGLFN data and got Adobe to release them under a good license

Please rebuild the Fedora fonttool using those resources (packaged separately as they can be used by other packages)

FE-LEGAL since this was all triggered by a legal checl Debian-side

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Comment 1 Tom "spot" Callaway 2009-10-06 10:45:29 EDT
I'm not sure why this blocks FE-Legal. There is no reason why this change cannot (and should not) occur. Lifting FE-Legal.
Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-10-06 16:09:20 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> I'm not sure why this blocks FE-Legal. There is no reason why this change
> cannot (and should not) occur. Lifting FE-Legal.  

Well, it was more "Debian feels not doing this is a legal problem, do we think the same?"
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-03-15 08:53:03 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 13 development cycle.
Changing version to '13'.

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Comment 5 Paul Flo Williams 2011-06-03 03:31:15 EDT
Comment 6 Paul Wise (Debian) 2013-06-22 04:37:40 EDT
Here is the upstream bug about this:

Comment 7 Parag Nemade 2015-01-31 11:37:14 EST
I assume we have this fixed already in https://github.com/behdad/fonttools/commit/fea81ee2b3d820cf6beee40fa8ec95a0cfa99214

Comment 8 Paul Wise (Debian) 2015-01-31 21:22:45 EST
Incorrect the Google fork of fonttools still contains an embedded copy of the the aglfn data:

Comment 9 Paul Wise (Debian) 2015-01-31 21:24:12 EST
That first link should be this instead:


In addition, the copy in fonttools is outdated compared to upstream.
Comment 10 Paul Wise (Debian) 2015-01-31 22:07:47 EST
Actually it isn't outdated, but will become so if Adobe ever releases a new version.
Comment 11 Parag Nemade 2015-02-02 03:13:17 EST
Okay let me open this and I will check this with behdad when he will be back later on.

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