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RE: [Devel] Rendering fonts into PCL downloadable font format?


From: Rich Stephens
Subject: RE: [Devel] Rendering fonts into PCL downloadable font format?
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 10:21:45 -0400

Actually, I have pretty much EVERY question.  I've hunted in vain for specs
on the file format for downloadable fonts for PCL, for instance.  We want to
integrate it into our code such that if someone chooses a TTF font using our
internal PCL output driver, it would automatically convert and download it
if the TTF font doesn't contain the PCL table with the necessary print
command for substitution (Some do, but we've found very few so far).

I'd be thrilled if I could get the downloadable font specs (or a pointer to
where I could find them), and even moreso if I could get a general
overview/tips on rendering TTF fonts into the proper format to match those
specs, or even some code snippets.


Rich Stephens
Software Developer

Optio Software, Inc.
Windward Fairways II
3015 Windward Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 576-3561
address@hidden


-----Original Message-----
From: Keil Claudia [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 4:37 AM
To: 'Rich Stephens'
Cc: 'address@hidden'
Subject: RE: [Devel] Rendering fonts into PCL downloadable font format?


Yes, I'am using freetype to create PCL softfonts.
It works well. Have you any questions ?

regards 

claudia

-----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Rich Stephens [mailto:address@hidden
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 3. Mai 2001 22:23
An: 'address@hidden'
Betreff: [Devel] Rendering fonts into PCL downloadable font format?


We are using freetype here to a very limited extent, at present just reading
font metrics from TTF files.  I am aware that a great deal of the freetype
library is devoted to actually rendering those fonts.  My question is this:

Is there anyone out there using freetype to "render" TrueType fonts into a
format that can be downloaded to a PCL printer?

Thanks in advance for your reply,

Rich Stephens
Software Developer

Optio Software, Inc.
Windward Fairways II
3015 Windward Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 576-3561
address@hidden


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