Bug 9090 - Subfamily name not matching standard
Summary: Subfamily name not matching standard
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: DejaVu
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Deja Vu bugs
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Reported: 2006-11-19 23:38 UTC by Roozbeh Pournader
Modified: 2013-03-15 08:11 UTC (History)
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Description Roozbeh Pournader 2006-11-19 23:38:20 UTC
The OpenType standard, when talking about the name table at the following address:


Mentions the following:

"Font Subfamily name. The Font Subfamily name distiguishes the font in a group
with the same Font Family name (name ID 1). This is assumed to address style
(italic, oblique) and weight (light, bold, black, etc.). A font with no
particular differences in weight or style (e.g. medium weight, not italic and
fsSelection bit 6 set) should have the string "Regular" stored in this position."

But the regular DejaVu fonts have "Book" here, contrary to the standard
recommendation that they should use "Regular".
Comment 1 chemtech 2013-03-15 08:11:38 UTC
Roozbeh Pournader,
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