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Re: [opensuse] Microsoft fonts
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:42:41 -0500
  • Message-id: <496E1601.5040302@xxxxxx>
On 2009/01/14 14:23 (GMT+0100) Carlos E. R. composed:

On Wednesday, 2009-01-14 at 07:46 -0500, Felix Miata wrote:

TTF files are executables too. FON files are Windows bitmap fonts.

No, they are not executable.

TTF files include programs (sets of instructions) that generate glyphs and
hinting, thus are executable. That you cannot run them from a shell prompt
doesn't change that character.
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/TTCH01.htm

Maybe...

Not maybe. Did you read the link? They are executable code that happens to
require a special type of interpreter to execute.

...they should not have the executable flag in linux.

True, though it doesn't hurt anything if they do. ;-)
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