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Re: TrueType font naming scheme


If your TeX system makes it possible to use TTF fonts in on screen display
then it should allow you to write out TFM files for them.  It has access to
the metric information from the OS.

Regards, Berthold.

At 01:52 AM 8/14/98 +0100, Rebecca and Rowland wrote:
>>   >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?

Berthold K.P. Horn
MIT AI Laboratory
mailto: bkph@ai.mit.edu