[EversonMono] Is something wrong with Everson Mono's oblique?

James Cloos cloos at jhcloos.com
Wed Dec 15 06:09:45 GMT 2010

>>>>> "JH" == John Hudson <tiro at tiro.com> writes:

JH> This depends on the version of Windows. When OpenType was originally
JH> introduced in Windows XP, a TrueType-flavour (.ttf) font was
JH> considered OpenType, ans given the OT icon in the font directory, if
JH> it contained a digital signature. The reason for this was that the
JH> OpenType Layout tables -- GSUB, GPOS, etc. -- are all optional
JH> according to the OT spec. So a font got the OT icon if it were a) a
JH> TrueType font with a DSIG table, or b) a PostScript CFF (.otf) font.

True.  I ignored that in my reply because neither has a DSIG; the GSUB
table is the only table in the regular which is not in the oblique.

JH> Michael, what are the file extensions of the two fonts in question?
JH> Both .ttf, both .otf, or are they different? Have you opened the two
JH> fonts in FontLab to check what kind of outlines they contain? It is
JH> possible that you might have accidentally generated one of them as a
JH> CFF font and one as TrueType. I've done that before.

They are both glyf fonts with .tff names (I used ttx to investigate;
that is how I noticed there is a GSUB table in the regular but not
in the oblique).

James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6

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