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Re: TS1 & oldstyle
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: TS1 & oldstyle
- From: email@example.com (Alan Jeffrey)
- Date: Mon, 23 Oct 95 11:26 GMT
- CC: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- In-reply-to: <199510231043.LAA13395@puccini.ujf-grenoble.fr> (message from Thierry Bouche on Mon, 23 Oct 1995 11:43:16 +0100)
>- I read fontname-2 quite carefully but it looks like padr98t is not a
>legal name for it (9 no more means an OSF variant, but is an escape
>for expertized encodings).
Yes, you're right, the `9' variant has been removed. This is very
unfortunate, since fontinst still generates fonts with old style
digits, and now there's no `approved' name for them. The file
variant.map says that `9' has been replaced by `7d' but this doesn't
help much for generating T1 or OT1 fonts containing old style digits.
I don't understand why the `9' variant has been removed---I don't see
how to generate fonts such as ptmr98t (Adobe Times Cork with old-style
digits) any more. I also don't understand the point behind the 9*
encodings---what's the difference between ptmrx8t and ptmr9t?