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Re: TrueType font naming scheme
> >The main question is: Should we treat TrueType and PostScript fonts
> At a guess, yes. I'm using the stanard PSNFSS support to print with the
> Truetype founts that came with my Mac and HP printer, and it all seems to
> work okay.
>Can you explain this further? Which program do you use for converting
I don't; or rather, I use the Truetype rendering engine built in to the OS
which is called by the dvi driver when needed. It requires no user
intervention or thought.
> Can you send an example .fd-file?
What I do is use the tfm, vf, and fd files that come with the PSNFSS
But rather than have the dvi driver select a PS Type 1 version of (say)
Times Roman when it sees a reference to ptmr8r, I tell it to use a Truetype
version. Here is a line from OzTeX's config file:
tfm PS Type 1 Truetype re-mapping file for TT output
ptmr8r 8r-Times-Roman Times Mac8r.enc
(the PS Type 1 entry is in fact ignored; OzTeX now uses the dvips
configuration files for its Postscript output).
(I'm using a Macintosh Performa 475 running System 7.6.1 with OzTeX 3.0 and
printing to a 300dpi inkjet (HP DeskWriter 520))
Does this explain things well enough?