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Re: [ft-devel] Type 1 dictionary information

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Type 1 dictionary information
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:48:20 +0200 (CEST)

>> What exactly do you have in mind?
> My thought was to provide an API call, for example,
> FT_Get_PS_Font_Value(), which would take (amongst others) an enum
> parameter which would identify a dictionary key to return.  That
> would mean the currently private type 1 data structures can remain
> private, and would make it explicit that only a subset of possible
> keys are actually available.


> [...]  For reasons I won't bore you with, we do need to be able to
> create a (fairly) valid Postscript type 1 font dictionary which can
> be seen by the Postscript interpreter.  We're only talking about
> Type 1 streams from PDF files, in Postscript jobs we have to
> continue to use the PS interpreter.

Is there a difference between a Type 1 font coming from a PDF and a PS
file?  Whatever, your idea sounds useful, so please provide patches.


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