[texhax] OpenType / TrueType font

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Dec 28 21:17:43 CET 2004

On Dec 26, 2004, at 11:28 AM, Karl Berry wrote:

> Sorry there is not better news.  We all wish TeX had real support for
> OpenType, but it's not a trivial job, obviously, or it would have been
> done long ago.  Perhaps others can fill in more details or mention 
> other
> projects.

Well, there is my hack which was just written up in the latest TUGboat 
can be used to access OpenType fonts as well (anything which InDesign 
can access or which one can make a nice .eps of w/ subsetted fonts 
which Acrobat Distiller can recompose into more compleat fontsets).

You need to use Omega (or Aleph) to get at the large character sets and 
one has to set up the .otp to mimic the layout tables and the .ofm for 
the font metrics pretty much by hand, but there's no real limit on what 
can be done --- just one's patience.

(who will hopefully put all of his files together and upload them to a 
CTAN node tonight)

William Adams, publishing specialist
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