[lltx] Type1 fonts

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Dec 26 21:07:24 CET 2010

On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 09:00:04PM +0100, Patrick Gundlach wrote:
> Am 26.12.2010 um 20:41 schrieb Patrick Gundlach:
> > 
> > Am 26.12.2010 um 17:44 schrieb Philipp Stephani:
> > 
> >> Am 26.12.2010 um 16:50 schrieb Arno Trautmann:
> >> 
> >>> If not – what would be the simplest way to use a Type1 font in luaLaTeX?
> >>> (Given that no TeX adaption is present so far.)
> >> 
> >> LuaLaTeX is more-or-less backwards compatible with pdfLaTeX, so Type1 fonts work as with pdfLaTeX. That means you have to generate TFM, ENC, MAP, FD files etc., usually with the fontinst script. I don't think that there is a special interface to deal with Type1 fonts in LuaTeX (after all, they're obsolete).
> > 
> > LuaTeX can read Type1 fonts with the fontloader mechanism, without going through the legacy pdftex code. But I believe that LuaLaTeX does not support using Type1 fonts with the fontloader library. Perhaps they are obsolete, but still widely used.
> I should add that this is just meant as "it is possible with LuaTeX but not with LuaLaTeX". So a quite useless comment, unless someone from the LuaLaTeX team proves me wrong (or implements type1 loading).

Patches are welcomed.

Sorry, can't resist :p


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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