[pdftex] Font encoding/conversion help desperately needed
Sherlock at rna.nl
Mon Jan 6 17:36:33 CET 2003
Your answer put me on the right track.I used 8a.enc to create 8a
encoded AFM files which were usable by fontsinst. One step further
along the road.
In fact, things are looking up.
Thank you very much.
On Monday, Jan 6, 2003, at 14:25 Europe/Amsterdam, Thierry Bouche wrote:
> You can use ttf2afm together with some .enc file to get an AFM
> to this encoding (you can do traditional fontinst by extracting 8r+8x,
> e.g.). Try ttf2afm --help ?
> S> The best way to handle missing slanted ttfs is to define italics as
> S> substitute in the fd file. I don't know whether or not fontinst will
> S> do that for you.
> it will if you ask for.
> S> Anyhow, artificial slanting is frowned upon by
> S> typographers.
> yes, they're quite amused when they see that the absence of synthesised
> oblique is a reason to reject pdftex....
> S> The main problem seems to me the renaming.
> If 6 fonts are concerned, renaming isn't a problem! You can even write
> all files by hand!
> Thierry Bouche
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