[tex-k] Plans about supporting TrueType/Type42 fonts in dvips?

James Cloos cloos at jhcloos.com
Wed Aug 31 04:02:48 CEST 2005

>>>>> "Karl" == Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> writes:

Karl> Support for OpenType would probably be even more useful going
Karl> forward.  Do you know if they be handled via Type42?  Or some
Karl> other way?

[Pre Scriptum:  written for the archives and the CCed bugreport;
 not just for the people on the CC list.... -JimC]

If by OpenType you mean sfnt/CFF fonts, you just embed the (optionally
subsetted) CFF table mostly just like a type1.  (The CFF table is in
type2 format; you may need to convert the outlines to type1 depending
on which version of postscript is targeted.  It may also be CID keyed;
that may also require a conversion.)  The rest of the tables are only
relevant for deciding which glyphs to set for a given string and what
if any kerning is required.

Type42 works for all sfnt/glyf fonts, no matter what additional tables
they have.  (OpenType, AAT, Graphite, et al.)

James H. Cloos, Jr. <cloos at jhcloos.com>

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