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Re: truetype and tex?
> Sorry if this is a faq, but I noticed that Microsoft is offering some
> decent TrueType fonts these days, some done by Matthew Carter:
> ... and I'm wondering if there's any way to use them with TeX. That is,
> get usable TFM's out of them somehow, and then either rasterize them
> into PK fonts or convert them into Type 1's?
Have a look at http://www.netspace.net.au/~mheath/ttf2pt1/
ttf2pt1.tar.gz Jun 22 1998 True Type to Adobe Type 1 [Source 28038
t1utils.tar.gz The Type 1 utilities. 31969
It gives these files:
> t $T/adm/ttf2pt1-22Jun98.lst
-rwxr-xr-x latex/latex 30468 1998-09-15 19:43 bin/ttf2pfa
-rwxr-xr-x latex/latex 29140 1998-09-15 19:43 bin/ttf2pt1
drwxr-xr-x latex/latex 0 1998-09-15 19:45 doc/ttf2pt1-22Jun98/
-rw-r--r-- latex/latex 8522 1998-02-16 13:15 doc/ttf2pt1-22Jun98/README
> t $T/adm/t1utils-1.x.lst
-rwxr-xr-x latex/latex 5985 1998-01-07 11:48 bin/t1ascii
-rwxr-xr-x latex/latex 13048 1998-09-15 19:34 bin/t1asm
-rwxr-xr-x latex/latex 9472 1998-09-15 19:34 bin/t1binary
-rwxr-xr-x latex/latex 9169 1998-01-07 11:48 bin/t1disasm
-rwxr-xr-x latex/latex 9384 1998-09-15 19:35 bin/unpost
drwxr-xr-x latex/latex 0 1998-09-15 19:35 doc/t1utils-1.x/
-rw-r--r-- latex/latex 2244 1992-06-12 02:00 doc/t1utils-1.x/readme.doc
It looks promising, and was so far the only feasible way I found unless I
wanted to buy at least a Mac and probably some other software. I tried
some ttf fonts shipped with MS Windows 3.1, but did not get useful
results out of all of them. Perhaps I didn't use fontinst properly.
For some reason the author has not (yet?) put it onto CTAN.