[tlbuild] ttf2pk versus ttf2pk2

Hin-Tak Leung htl10 at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Jul 23 06:41:31 CEST 2013

Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>> FWIW, I did volunteer to fix problems with the old. And been turned
>> down.
> If you provide patches I'm sure that Peter can apply them to the old
> ttf2pk easily.  And maybe they give a clue what's wrong with the new
> ones in case the code is similar enough.
> So please provide patches!

That would depend on what's your view on for whose convenience it is to fix
problems. I am not dying to spend time doing that.

Without fixing the indeterminism at a minimum, it is inappropriate to claim the
new version being the "same" as old; and without testing against widely
available platform bundled fonts first, it is not worth the time trying against
rare fonts from rarer vendors.

FWIW, just quickly searching 'ttf2tfm unicode' on google, shows the first few 
entries are tutorials on using it against msmincho/msgothic and cyberbit. I
always thought those are the first to be tried and am surprised to hear that
they haven't been.

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