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Re: Google Summer of Code - Ideas List, please discuss

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code - Ideas List, please discuss
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 07:42:20 +0100
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Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> writes:

>> Somewhat independently, there is a Perl script that
>> (shudder) generates .pe script to transform a metapost output to a
>> Type 1 font.  I guess that could be done more concisely directly as
>> a python script.
> This sounds like a very nice addition.  Maybe generating Python should
> be the default, retaining the old .pe approach with as an option.  The
> FontForge list is quite helpful in case questions arise.
> Scott Pakin, author of mf2pt1, will certainly add any improvements.

There is also a program/utility Metatype in the TeX world, and it has
been used for generating various Type1 fonts from Metafont sources.

David Kastrup

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