[XeTeX] seac/endchar in type2 (OT CFF) fonts

Pablo Rodríguez oinos at web.de
Mon Jun 19 15:00:08 CEST 2006

Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 18.06.2006 um 21:37 schrieb Pablo Rodríguez:
>> The problem is that the GFS fonts use the endchar operator for
>> generating the composite characters.
> Do you need to use this font? Have you checked for example http:// 
> www.engl.virginia.edu/OE/junicode/junicode.html?

Thanks for the tip, but I'm afraid that Junicode doesn't have Greek

I avoid the issue with GFS fonts generating an OT version with
FontForge. (I hope not to violate copyrights or license agreements,
since I'm not distributing the modified version.)

But the issue is really that there are many Type2 fonts that include the
seac/endchar operator (now deprecated, but still valid).

If I'm not wrong, FreeFontPro
(http://www.pyrus.com/downloads/freefontpro.zip) and Yanone Kaffesatz
(http://yanone.de/cgi-bin/download.pl?file=kaffeesatzfont) include the
seac/endchar operator. This might be due to the fact that FontLab could
use this operator to generate composite characters in OpenType CFF fonts
(and it this might be not avoidable from within FontLab).

I hope it helps,


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