Multiple dot suffixes in glyph names

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André G. Isaak's picture
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Multiple dot suffixes in glyph names
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FontQA is reporting multiple errors (not merely warnings) with a face due to multiple dot suffixes (e.g. a.sc.alt). However, I'm unclear on why this should be a problem.

Is this something which I can safely ignore, or is it crucial that there be only one suffix per glyph name? I frequently use multiple suffixes and have never run into problems. Are there situations which I am unaware of where this could be problematic. It doesn't seem to violate any specs that I'm aware of.

André

John Hudson's picture
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This is fine. The only thing to be aware of is that Adobe's name parsing will ignore everything after the first dot, which in this case would be correct.

Jens Kutílek's picture
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The public version of FontQA is rather old, and tends to be over-critical ;) Plus some tests reflect FontFont's internal standards. But even FontFonts are allowed to have multiple glyph name suffixes nowadays.

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Joined: 31 May 2008 - 10:05am
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Thanks John & Jens,

I was almost 100% sure that I was safe here, but thought I'd ask for confirmation.

André