Mac version string in 'name' table

Peter Constable petercon at
Sun Feb 18 21:17:27 CET 2018

This gem dates at least as far back as October 2002/OT 1.4:

"For historical reasons, some applications which install fonts perform version control using Macintosh platform (platform ID 1) strings from the 'name' table. Because of this, we strongly recommend that the 'name' table of all fonts include Macintosh platform strings and that the syntax of the version number (name id 5) follows the guidelines given in this document."

Is anyone aware of software that still requires the Mac platform version string to do version checking?

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