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Re: [ft-devel] Understanding Type1 fonts

From: Dmitry Timoshkov
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Understanding Type1 fonts
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 17:29:42 +0800

"Donn" <address@hidden> wrote:

On Wednesday, 09 January 2008 11:11:00 Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
AFM and PFM files also may contain kerning data which is not
available in .pfa/.pfb files.
Okay so potentially, -1 on the vote. Making AFM and PFM important again.

How important do you thing that extra data is on a modern Gnu/Linux system. Without going into C code, to what extent does Freetype work around when it does not find a metric file for a given font file?

FreeType doesn't care about additional data in afm/pfm files, it's applications
and users who care. For instance a decent typesetting application must require
reasonable metrics and kerning data to be available for professional fonts.


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