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Re: [ft-devel] Re: Truetype Collection fonts

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Re: Truetype Collection fonts
Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 02:09:56 +0100 (CET)

> The thought I had was that since FreeType is reading this
> information already, that instead of reproducing that functionality
> some way might exist to use freetype to normalize the issue.

This `normalization' is done for rasterizing, not for font

> For example, creating a Type42 from a TrueType font I use a technic
> that is much like lilypond uses (thanks for the pointer Werner
> Lemberg).  Which is the kind of solutions I am looking for.

But as you've seen, there's a lot of additional coding.  We are not
going to integrate such stuff into the library.

> One was reading out the font from a Mac resource fork to output a
> TrueType to PDF or Type1 to either PDF or PostScript.  I know that
> FreeType does this in ftmac.c

Does it?  Why should FreeType convert the font format?  It seems I
don't understand what you are referring to.

> but the raw data is not available in a public interface.

The same: I don't understand what you mean here.

> The other problem is outputting to PDF from a TrueType font
> collection, ie parsing out the specific font.  This also falls under
> a bigger umbrella of subsampling a larger font.

You can use FreeType's FT_Load_Sfnt_Table to get all the SFNT tables,
but the rest of the conversion is up to you.


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