From: phearbear (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jun 19 2002 - 13:39:22 EDT
Joaquín Cuenca Abela wrote:
>Latest and greatest Xft patch.
>It sports on the fly transformation of truetype fonts to type 42 (using
>previous Tomas work), if you choose to embed them in your postscript
>files. It will only put in the postscript file the truetype fonts used
>in the document (of course). It doesn't does subsetting, so you have to
>pay for the whole font even if you only use a few characters.
>That means that for a typical document, you will have something and
>overhead of ~3M in fonts.
>If that scares you, configure ghostscript to use your truetype fonts,
>and don't select the "Embed fonts" in the print dialog box. Your .ps
>files will be ~4k again.
>The good news:
> Installation of a truetype font (if you have fontconfig installed)
> Unzip it and copy it in your /usr/share/fonts. Done.
>I've not tested type 1 fonts in a while, so maybe I've broken something
>there (I don't think so, but who knows...). I will test them asap.
>Also the insert dialog box now does The Right Thing[TM], but that means
>that we need a little bit of platform specific cody (to pass from a
>glyph index to unicode code point). I've done the unix part, and I will
>do the windows part, but somebody else will have to do the
>Please, try the patch. If something weird happens (you don't see
>anything on screen, for instance :) that will mean that I've screwed a
>bit or two. Report any problems to me, and I will try to fix them asap.
>Btw, you will need latest fontconfig/Xft2 stuff. You can get it at
>http://keithp.com/fonts. Owen has done rpm packages from these
>snapshots, but I don't remember the link.
Added this in HEAD. it's untested as the symbol code updates arn't in
HEAD yet (or stable..?)
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