[Fontinst] Bug in fontinstversion{1.927}

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Fri Jan 7 13:15:59 CET 2005

"LH" == Lars Hellström writes:

 LH> TrueType outlines can be losslessly converted to PostScript Type
 LH> 1, since the quadratic Bezier curves are a subset of the cubic
 LH> Bezier curves.

In general, TrueType fonts cannot be losslessly converted to Type 1,
because the hinting mechanisms used in TrueType and in Type 1 are too
different, and in some TrueType fonts, hints are used in non-trivial
way to build the character outlines, and removing (ignoring) hints
will give completely incorrect outlines, at any resolution.


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