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Re: [Groff] PS printing

From: M Bianchi
Subject: Re: [Groff] PS printing
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 14:37:40 -0500

On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 08:12:30PM +0100, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> > An approach is to do a groff release where the PS 3 fonts are there,
> > but not used by default, with a notice that in time (say in one
> > year) the default will change.  Then in the next major release have
> > the PS 2 fonts there, but as a fall back for those who find the
> > change over too painful.  Then in time (say 5 years) have the PS 2
> > fonts available from an archive for those who still can not or will
> > not change.
> Again a misunderstanding, I think.  We are basically just changing the
> font metrics, nothing more.  With `PS 2' and `PS 3' we mean the set of
> built-in standard fonts which come with PS level 2 and level 3
> printers.  By no means we change the actual PS code level!
> The changes are probably not visible to most users, albeit there are
> subtle differences in metrics which might lead to different formatting
> (funny, isn't it?  Adobe apparently isn't interested in layout
> stability).  For reference I will retain the old metrics in a separate
> archive.
> What is visible to some users is that more glyphs will be available.

Yes, I misunderstood.  It sounds like my concerns are addressed.

 Mike Bianchi

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