[luatex] not able to load a PostScript font

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Jul 25 23:40:08 CEST 2010

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 11:20:06PM +0200, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
> On 07/25/2010 10:22 PM, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> >On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 10:07:08PM +0200, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
> >> [...]
> >>But I get an error, because fontspec is not able to find the metrics
> >>for the PostScript font.
> >
> >Fontspec (luaotfload actually) doesn't support Type1 (postscript) fonts.
> >ConTeXt has code to load Type1 fonts using AFM files, but this code
> >didn't get into luaotfload, you can use Type1 fonts through old TeX TFM
> >machinery instead (i.e. no fontspec).
> I wonder whether a future version of luaotfload could have the code
> to load PS fonts implemented.

I don't see an urgent need, Type1 fonts are obsolete anyway.

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

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