[luatex] not able to load a PostScript font

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Jul 26 18:49:03 CEST 2010

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 08:41:19AM +0200, Patrick Gundlach wrote:
> Hi,
> > But you can still use them as TFM fonts, nothing changed here.
> But you do have to deal with encodings, and have to "install" the font.
> My customers demand Type1 fonts 50% of the time. (But I am using my own font subsystem anyway - I don't have extra code in there for type 1 fonts, they "just" work, so I wonder what the reason is for dropping type1 support.)

We, luaotfload and fontspec, never supported Type1 fonts to drop it,
ConTeXt does but this is a different matter. Type1 fonts are useless to
me (Arabic non-smart fonts need more additional work than merely being
able to load them), so I, myself, have no real interest in it.

Nobody is producing new Type1 fonts, except in TeX, and there are tools
and existing macro packages that handle such fonts, one can still use
them in LuaTeX.


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

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