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Re: [ft-devel] Type 1 dictionary information

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Type 1 dictionary information
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:41:40 +0200 (CEST)

> I'm looking at getting Type 1 font data *out* of Freetype to use in
> Ghostscript - in other words, using FT to parse a Postscript T1 font
> stream, and then retrieve the data to build a Postscript font
> dictionary for use by Ghostscript.
> At moment, I don't see public API call(s) to retrieve the font
> dictionary data, but there are calls to retrieve the Private
> dictionary contents and FontInfo dictionary contents - which I would
> think would be of limited use without the rest of the font data.
> So, is this something amenable to change?

I'm not sure whether this really works.  While you get most
informations from a `standard' Type 1 font with FreeType's parsing
algorithm, there are examples like Adobe's `optima' family where this

In general, I hesitate to provide an API to data which can be
sometimes incorrect...

What exactly do you have in mind?


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