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Re: [ft-devel] Type42 handling

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Type42 handling
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 15:27:33 +0100 (CET)

> Why isn't a Type42 font handled internally the same as a TrueType?
> Put the other way: why can't the Type42 font handler extract the
> "sfnt" array from the Type42 font file, and hand it over to TrueType
> handler?

How did you get the impression that we are doing something different?
In function T42_Face_Init, we finally load the embedded TTF with a
call to FT_Open_Face.

> Type42 format is rather a "wrapper" for sending TrueType font to an
> Adobe RIP.  The entire TrueType font file data is encoded into the
> "sfnt" array (strings or binary), then other Adobe Postscript-ish
> header/footer added.  The TrueType data in "sfnt" is not altered in
> any way.

Your last statement is not entirely correct, as Suzuki-san has already


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