[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: TrueType font naming scheme

>   >Can you explain this further? Which program do you use for converting
>   >ttf?
>   I don't; or rather, I use the Truetype rendering engine built in to the OS
>   which is called by the dvi driver when needed.  It requires no user
>   intervention or thought.
>Hmm, you always use the tfm files from the PS fonts and just replace
>the glyphs from the TrueType fonts?

Basically, yes.

> But this just a special case which
>I haven't had in mind originally. My question was about
>    ttf->tfm
>    ps ->tfm
>from the same font in two different font formats and its implications.

Ah!  I see; I didn't get this point.  I wasn't aware that using tfms
generated from ttf files was a practical proposition (I know of no way of
generating tfms from ttf files on a Mac, so I've not thought about this way
of doing things for some years).

>   [... about OzTeX setup ...]
>   Does this explain things well enough?
>Yes, it does, thanks, but unfortunately it doesn't answer my question.

It's just struck me that I have some Truetype founts that I use with tfm
files generated from afm files; I've got some shareware founts that come in
Truetype and PS Type 1 versions.  In some of these cases, afm files are
also supplied.  I've used fontinst to create suitable tfm and vf files from
the afms so I can use the Truetype versions (this predates me having enough
RAM to want to use ATM).  This is slightly different to the situation with
the PSNFSS stuff.

Is there aspect of this that you might be interested in?