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Re: [groff] Macron characters in pdf files

From: Dave Kemper
Subject: Re: [groff] Macron characters in pdf files
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2018 13:41:37 -0500

On 6/5/18, Deri <address@hidden> wrote:
> As an aside it would be lovely if groff had the same concept
> of "foundry" as gropdf, i.e. you could put ".ft TR" in your
> troff file and select the foundry in the groff command line with
> something like "-y U".  Groff would then identify the font to use
> as U-TR and that would be passed to the postprocessors.


> This does open the question of whether the default grops fonts (and by
> association gropdf) need updating to include the extended character sets
> which are now in both the ghostscript and URW fonts. Further if I send
> the produced file direct to port 9100 with netcat, so no cups filters
> involved, to my postscript printer, it comes out Ok, showing that the
> extended characters are in the Times-Roman font embedded in my printer
> as well.

Both of these should probably be entered as Wishlist items in the bug
tracker, so that there's a more permanent record of them.

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