[pdftex] Font encoding/conversion help desperately needed

Siep siep at elvenkind.com
Mon Jan 6 14:28:26 CET 2003

On Mon, 6 Jan 2003 13:49:20 +0100
Gerben Wierda <Sherlock at rna.nl> wrote:

> >
> > Another problem is that TrueType handles font families
> > differently, which doesn't help if you want to automatically
> > define font families for TeX.
> >
> > The best way to handle missing slanted ttfs is to define italics
> > as a substitute in the fd file. I don't know whether or not
> > fontinst will do that for you. Anyhow, artificial slanting is
> > frowned upon by typographers.
> >
> > The main problem seems to me the renaming.
> So what should I do in *this* case?
> G

I believe the mapfiles in texmf/fontname are meant to map
internal/printer fontnames (FontName string in the afm) to TeX font
names. But I never tried myself to automate this part.

Siep Kroonenberg
siep at elvenkind.com

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