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

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code - Ideas List, please discuss
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:59:53 -0200

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 4:42 AM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> 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.

This looks very outdated, and it seems to use autotrace.  We abandoned
traced outlines for exact conversions a few years ago.

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