Words by c.z.robertson

Collaborative font tools

2002-08-18 21:38:24 UTC

Slashdot have a story about Microsoft removing some fonts from their website and in the ensuing discussion bcrowell mentioned TTX. It immediately struck me that this might be helpful for the free fonts problem that I mentioned a while ago.

I suspect, though, that an automated system like this wouldn't be as easy to use with CVS as source code is. With source code it's (relatively) easy to see why a change was made in a file, but if the file is being repeatedly converted from one format to another, changes may be made by the tools that don't correspond to the actual changes made by the developer. But I'm making a lot of guesses here. I don't really know how TTX works, nor how data is stored in font files.