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Re: [ft-devel] Understanding Type1 fonts

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Understanding Type1 fonts
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 10:16:15 +0100 (CET)

> Yet I'm not sure the target application that Fonty Python
> manages the fonts for, but considering the fontconfig's
> limitation, I think the first group for FP would be the
> font files with Unicode interfaces and outline (not bitmap-
> only) fonts. So CFF OpenType would be the first candidate.

Yes.  In case FP is just a better interface for installing fonts,
limitations in the supported fonts are OK.  However, if this tool is
used to inspect fonts in general, more font formats should be

> I'm not sure if Type42 (an encapsuled conversion of TrueType
> font for PostScript language) is worthful.

Not for installing, of course.


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