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Re: [Groff] using Linux Libertine with groff

From: Tadziu Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Groff] using Linux Libertine with groff
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:32:51 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

> > You have to call afmtodit with the "-i" option when
> > generating the description file for the italic fonts
> > (the manual page says that "-i50" was used for the
> > standard fonts).
> Thanks for the tip.  Peter and I have been discussing how
> best to get to support this.

I used to take hints from the font name (such as "*Italic",
"*It", "*Oblique", etc.), but now I've switched to grepping
the ItalicAngle from the font file.

> What version of Libertine did you use to generate this file?
> I have 5.3.0, the most recent one on
>, but some of
> my ligatures look different from (and not nearly as good as)
> the ones in your demo.

That's the same version I've used. I downloaded the OTF files,
created PFA files using cfftot1, and obtained the character
metrics with t1rawafm and the kernpairs with ot2kpx for
use with afmtodit (see my groff font installation script

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