November 9th, 2006

new zpb-ttf

I just released version 0.7 of zpb-ttf. It detects a specific form of metadata breakage and warns about it instead of landing in the debugger. Jonathon McKitrick brought the problem to my attention and provided the font for troubleshooting. Thanks, Jonathon!

The broken font in question is an incarnation of Galleria, which has a glyph count in the "post" table that differs from the glyph count in the "maxp" table. When that happens, zpb-ttf uses the "maxp" value.

I understand that libraries that deal with loading fonts usually include workarounds for specific broken fonts. I can't wait to accumulate a collection of my own hacks and workarounds!