# [texhax] Tironian Sign Et

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Thu Feb 16 22:23:42 CET 2006

Dear Mr. Yocum,

At 23:43 15.02.06, Chris Yocum wrote:
>     In order to get something that is that symbol, I have taken a
>look at Metafont and its facilities.  I found Metafont to be
>fascinating (finally a use for all that math I took) but I am worried
>about how to integrate a bitmap font (especially just one symbol) into
>a PS T1 or TTF document, which I believe mine is currently
>(essentially in one or the other outline font).  The process of
>getting a bitmap font to an outline font (like T1 or TTF) seems
>cumbersome at best and could be impossible on my windows machine right
>now.
>      I am not sure at this point in time if my PhD will allow me to
>continue my research into Metafont but at some point, I would like to
>take a crack at recreating the font found in Dinneen's Irish-English
>Dictionary (it is very close to what is actually in the manuscripts).

with MetaFont I have never tried more than to get versions
from existing .mf's . Good luck with your experiments!
I hope your PhD will not depend on which symbols you will
be able to print. -- All the best,
Uwe Lueck.