[Fontinst] Bug in fontinstversion{1.927}

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Jan 14 11:11:19 CET 2005

Am 04.01.2005 um 17:34 schrieb Lars Hellström:

> The name \unfakable is perhaps unfortunate. What this command really 
> means
> is "There is no way that fontinst can fake this, so just set this 
> glyph to
> a blob so that it is noticable when it is absent from a document."

I still have a lot of these rectangle shaped blobs (wasn't this a 
famous movie with Steve McQueen and a telephone cell?) in TS1 encoding 
-- but it looks very promising! It seems that there is now usable way 
to make TrueType fonts available to TeX.

One thing still lets me ponder: the 8p encoding vector is longer than 
128 elements -- is a TFM file really sufficient? Or do the blobs and 
empty spaces in TS1 come from this limitation and a VF is needed? 
(tftopl might shed some light on it ...)



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