[luatex] not able to load a PostScript font

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Jul 27 08:37:12 CEST 2010

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 11:14:09PM +0200, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
> On 07/26/2010 06:49 PM, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> >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.
> Thanks for your reply, Kahled.
> Sorry, I don't understand that fontspec never supported Type1 fonts.
> I have been using the Type1 font as any other system font thanks to
> fontspec (version 1) in XeLaTeX.

Interesting, I was under impression that XeTeX does not support Type1
system fonts, so my statement above only applies to
fontspec/luaotfload/luatex stack.

> >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.
> Does any of them allow the use of the Type1 font without having to
> install it for (Lua)TeX?

I don't think so.


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

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