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Re: Ehy fonts?

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Ehy fonts?
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 19:05:59 +0100
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Rune Zedeler escreveu:
> I serched the archives without finding this question asked.
> We hopefully agree that having to trace the fonts is an ugly hack that
> contradicts everything that lilypond stands for.

> The natural question is:
> Why use fonts instead of pdf templates?
* philosophically: because the set of glyphs essentially  a font

* practically: fonts have 
  - glyph subsetting, 
  - hinting,
  - specialized libraries (eg Freetype)
  - naturally allow for glyphs which are in fact letters (msfzp 1-9)

> Using templates would allow for the metapost-code to be used directly in
> the pdfs.

I think the proper solution is to convert all fonts to outlines, and use
mf2pt1. This bypasses the tracing step. See the archives for more details.


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