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Re: fontname postfixes
Karl Berry <firstname.lastname@example.org> tastet:
> I can't seem to find the rule for fontname postfix building:
> It's not a postfix. It's just multiple variants or variant/width stuff.
> The multiple variants are listed in arbitrary (but alphabetical in my
> lists) order. This is in the manual.
> *8r is font encoded with 8r.enc.
> *8rn is ... ?
> *8rc ?
> *8rp ?
> It depends on what comes before the 8r. If it's just the supplier and
> typeface, then these have to interpreted as variants, and then
> n=informal, c=smallcaps, p=ornaments.
Ok, my head is spinning now :-)
I have this insane ambition of making xdvik work with t1 fonts with
minimal font maps and not too complex font decoding code inside xdvi
either. I dislike psfonts.map of dvips. Maybe some of you (err, is
tes-fonts just Karl?) can shed some light, come up with ideas.
When xdvik sees 'ptmr8r' I want it to load the Times Roman font
and 8r encode it. A naive first stab resulted in this heuristic
(or whatever it's called):
1. Look for ptmr8r which is what the dvi file says it wants.
(This is good for finding cmr10.pfb when the dvi file wants cmr10)
2. Not found? Is that ending a encoding we know? Yes 8r is a known
encoding, remove it. We get ptmr.
3. Look for ptmr.
4. Found ptmr.pfa load and 8r encode it.
5. Font ready for rendering and painting.
I have a tool to set up ghostscript and standard t1 fonts in the texmf
hierarchy matching such a scheme and I have a xdvik set up which can
find fonts named this way.
A look in the map files tells me this would work with ... a lot of fonts.
The exceptions that needs to be listed in a map file are few.
The encodings would come from a map file such as this:
% Ending Encoding file
More can be listed as they come into use. I also want to map the fonts
that does not fit this scheme: ones that need extention, slanting, or
have names that are not 'orthogonal' in the naive decoding scheme, such
as phvr8rn for Helvetica-Narrow (n=informal?). In teTeXs current
- not 'orthogonal': 66
- extended: 26
- slanted: 27
Ok, that's not a _short_ list, but it's less than 311.
Is this insane? Does code exist that would let me do this? Ideas?