Opened 5 weeks ago

Last modified 5 weeks ago

#15184 new bug

Support for OTF fonts

Reported by: probono Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: User Interface Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


Please add support for OTF fonts. As of hrev53259+3, Tracker does not know what to do with them.

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otf.png (9.7 KB ) - added by probono 5 weeks ago.
Error when double-clicking OTF file

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Change History (6)

by probono, 5 weeks ago

Attachment: otf.png added

Error when double-clicking OTF file

comment:1 by diver, 5 weeks ago

There is no built-in font viewer/installer. Tracker probably shouldn't handle it on it's own.

comment:2 by probono, 5 weeks ago

I do have FontBoy installed. I would have expected it to at least preview the font, and offer to install it.

comment:3 by diver, 5 weeks ago

Fontboy doesn't have any supported filetypes and it doesn't look like it supports opening font files directly. So Tracker can't find any app that handles font files and asks what to do.

comment:4 by probono, 5 weeks ago

I understand the technical reasons. Still, I think it would be good that when the user double-clicks an otf or ttf file, the system would at least show a message, telling the user where to put those files. If an application happens to be installed that handles those files more gracefully, then that application could "take over".

comment:5 by probono, 5 weeks ago

Having assigned something like hdialog --info "To install fonts, copy or move them to /system/non-packaged/data/fonts/". to ttf and otf would already be better than the current situation. (Should be translatable, though.)

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