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bad afm file from Linotype
I have downloaded a free Type1 font from the Linotype site
<http://www.linotypelibrary.com>. They are distributing one
variant (regular 430) of their new "Univers basic" font family.
They call it a "Demo" but they say it's not "crippled" in any way.
Bad news is, that fontinst did not like the afm file when tried
to install it, so I checked the file contents and found very
strange things, e.g. the following line:
CC idieresis 2 ; PCC 0 0 ; PCC dieresis -8 0 ;
which should IMO rather be
CC idieresis 2 ; PCC dotlessi 0 0 ; PCC dieresis -8 0 ;
I corrected several (!) bugs of this kind manually, and fontinst
ran smoothly then; my bug fixes had, obviously, made some sense.
The resulting font was, however, lacking the glypghs igrave,
iacute, icircumflex and idieresis (only the accenty were printed).
I thought about sending a complaint to Linotype, but I just
do not know the technical background well enough:
May I really assume that any "Type 1 for PC" font can be used
Do other (non-TeX) users not require afm files, so that nobody
I cannot imagine that Linotype is distributing garbage;
perhaps fontinst isn't clever enough?
Thank you in advance for any clue