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Re: Type1 mess!

From: Han-Wen
Subject: Re: Type1 mess!
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 02:03:47 +0200

address@hidden writes:
> > address@hidden writes:
> > > - README.txt or INSTALL.txt don't mention anything about
> > >   how to make and install the .pfa files or how/when they
> > >   can be used. The reference manual mentions about pfa
> > >   fonts in connection with -fps but doesn't give any
> > >   details.
> > > 
> > > - We have a nice target pfa-fonts to generate the fonts but
> > >   in order to install them, you have to say 
> > >   'make MAKE_PFA_FONTS=1 install'.
> > > 
> > > I don't really have any time to update the files now, 
> > > I have a deadline for a conference paper today and
> > > take of for vacations on Sunday.
> > 
> > I would really like to take the way of least resistance: just install
> > PFAs by default. HOw about this? The problem is that this takes a lot
> > of time and requires nonstandard tools.
> As you say, it's not an obvious choice. In that case, we need
> even better documentation of how to turn it off (of course, 
> configure could do it automatically if pktrace isn't found
> and issue a warning, but it should still be described in 
> INSTALL.txt). 
> Would it even be possible to store a copy of the .pfa files 
> on the www/ftp server and have an alternative make rule that
> downloads the files if pktrace isn't available and the 
> machine has internet connection? I know it takes space and
> increases the release time.

they're already there. In fact

        blauw:~$ cat bin/get-pfas.sh

        cd ~/usr/src/lilypond/mf/out
        for a in `ls -1 *.tfm `; do
           wget http://lilypond.org/development/mf/out/`basename $a .tfm`.pfa 
>> pfa-log

> Tomorrow, I'll leave for a one week string quartet course 
> in Norway. I hope you others on the list take care of the
> questions on the mailing lists.

have fun!

Han-Wen Nienhuys   |   address@hidden   |   http://www.cs.uu.nl/~hanwen 

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