[XeTeX] Using legacy Type1 fonts in XeTeX

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Aug 22 14:54:31 CEST 2006

On Aug 22, 2006, at 8:47 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> Out of interest, does the AFM file specify such ligatures (not just
> list the glyph, but also how it should be composed from "f" and "i")?
> I don't have an example on hand.

It can, but not that many do, and even fewer apps support it ---  
afm2tfm is about the only thing which does support it (so that the  
data can be in a .tfm)

That said, since FontForge is available, if the license allows, why  
not just open the font and export it as a .otf using FontForge?  
That's what I've been doing w/ all of my old Type 1 fonts.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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