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Re: Fix! Well, almost. (was: Re: Bugs, bugs, bugs.)

From: Just van Rossum
Subject: Re: Fix! Well, almost. (was: Re: Bugs, bugs, bugs.)
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 01:00:02 +0100

At 5:33 PM -0400 31-07-2000, Tom Kacvinsky wrote:
>Eh, I meant what I wrote. ;)  Acrobat Distiller used to write out
>CFF fonts that used at most 5 arguments to endchar to make a composite
>glyph.  The arguments are exactly those of seac, excepting the
>sidebearing (because Type 2 doesn't supply the sidebearing point),
>and the advanced width (as a difference against NominalWidth)
>It is in the Type 2 spec. as being deprecated.

Hm, I can't find any reference to it. Maybe it's so much deprecated they
removed it from the spec?

>It is not yet implemented
>in ft2.  MM support in CFF fonts is another issue; MM CFF fonts never
>got released.

And never will, by Adobe.

>kludged endchar fonts did, so ft2 should support them.


>> Ok. Maybe I'll have a look tomorrow. Ah, right, if the FontMatrix is
>> [0.001, 0, 0, 0.001, 0, 0] it is not supplied in the file, as it's the
>> default value. So the only difference between the two fonts that could have
>> an impact is the FontMatrix being present in the Oblique font and not in
>> the regular. Hm.
>Yeah, sounds about right...

I found it; there was a bug in the real number parsing code... I'll check
the fix in.


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