Lars Hellström
Mon, 17 Jun 2002 22:51:54 +0200

At 18.26 +0200 2002-06-17, Adrian Heathcote wrote:
>Hi Albert
>Unfortunately I am a mac person and I don't know that these metrics will
>be the same as mine.

The files are the same, it's just that they've got %!#&%#%! PC/Windows line
endings (which is bloody stupid; they should have Unix line endings so that
the FTP client could translate correctly during download). There used to be
a .../mac/... hierarchy there beside the .../win/... ditto, but I think
that was removed a couple of years ago.

>But I wonder why Adobe didn't automatically download the metrics when
>one purchased from TOC. Surely they can't be that useless for other
>programs? How do other programs (non-TeX programs) kern?

On Mac OS, the metric information has traditionally been taken from the
FOND resources in the font suitcase file. TrueType and OpenType fonts can
however have metrics in the font itself, so nowadays there is a movement
towards using that instead.

Lars Hellström