[pdftex] Support for the integration of OpenType in pdfTeX

Christoph Bier christoph.bier at web.de
Tue Oct 11 00:19:11 CEST 2005

Georg Verweyen schrieb am 10.10.2005 23:13:

> I just came along an article written by Adobes fonts program manager 
> Thomas Pinney:
> http://blogs.adobe.com/typblography/2005/10/phasing_out_typ.html
> A brief abstract is: Postscript Type1 may rest in peace, it's no longer 
> supported. Adobe is focussing on OpenType.
> No need to tell, that I am a happy and even proud user of pdfTeX. 
> Espacially the microtype feature makes pdfTeX unreplacable at the 
> moment. Nonetheless I get the impression good old TeX-Project is once 
> again in danger of drifting into isolation if we fail to integrate OpenType.
> As a Mac-user I have the choice to use XeTeX /or/ the microtypographic 
> extensions, most (90–95%) of the users don't have this ugly choice, they 
> struggle with type1 and ttf.
> I believe it is one of the most important developments of pdfTeX to 
> integrate OpenType support. This could, and I think it /should/ be 
> actively and financially supported by the TUGs.
> I'd appreciate any comments espacially affirmative ones ;-)

Apart from that I'm a Linux user and don't have your choice I agree
with you completely.

Best regards,
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+++ Typografie-Regeln: http://www.zvisionwelt.de/typokurz.pdf (1.4)

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