MetaType1 in TeX Live

Norbert Preining preining at
Mon Jun 3 10:18:10 CEST 2019

Lua scripts are perfectly fine, we use them for several pieces in TL. If you have something and explanations how to use it, please let us know!

On June 3, 2019 4:34:07 PM GMT+09:00, "Marcel Fabian Krüger" <tex at> wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 03, 2019 at 12:31:32PM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
>> On Mon, 03 Jun 2019, Marcel Fabian Krüger wrote:
>> > While the official interface consists of batch scripts, they just
>> > some AWK scripts and a Perl script together and call MetaPost with
>> > right parameters, so most parts are pretty cross-platform
>> The please, if it is so easy, could someone please step forward and
>> provide cross platform Perl scripts that does the whole job? We will
>> surely incorporate them if they provide extra value.
>Personally I will stay away from Perl scripts, mostly because of my
>limited Perl skills. On the other hand, what caused me to start this
>whole thread is that I wrote a Lua library which tries to directly
>a MetaType1 font to a LuaTeX compatible format. (It doesn't create a
>freestanding font right now, mostly because I didn't need that yet.)
>This is completely cross-platform compatible so maybe that is good
>enough. Anyway, I would like to avoid having to copy the existing
>MetaType1 MetaPost files.
>Best regards,
>> Best
>> Norbert

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