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[firstname.lastname@example.org: ttftot42-0.2 - use TrueType fonts in PostScript]
Following up my own question of a couple weeks ago :-).
(I haven't tried it yet.)
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 18:27:05 GMT
From: Dieter Baron <email@example.com>
Subject: ttftot42-0.2 - use TrueType fonts in PostScript
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This is an anouncement for the first public release of ttftot42, a
program to faciliate using TrueType fonts on PostScript interperters
with TrueType rasterizer.
You need the FreeType library to compile and use it.
TrueType fonts cannot be converted to Type 1 fonts without loss of
quality, since the curves used to describe outlines are incompatible.
Therefore, newer PostScript interpreters (Adobe PostScript since
version 2013, ghostscript since 5.03) include a TrueType rasterizers.
To use a TrueType font with them, they have to be embeded in a
PostScript font dictionary; this format is called Type 42 fonts.
This program generates such Type 42 fonts from TrueType fonts. It
can also generate Adobe Font Metrics files (AFM files), including
Not yet supported are TrueType Collections and the creation of CID
keyed fonts from large TrueType fonts (East Asian or Unicode fonts).
If you make a binary distribution, please include a pointer to the
The latest version can always be found there.
Mail suggestions and bug reports to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.