[Fontinst] OpenType and unix/linux and tex
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Mon Mar 24 19:40:21 CET 2003
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* "Ulrich Dirr" <ud at art-satz.de> (2003-03-24 08:40):
> You mean pfaedit reads the correct original OT tables (does it handle
> kern classes?) for producing the afm files?
As far as I can see it, yes (two times). The resultig AFM files are huge;
for the MinionPro-Regular (> 1000 characters), they take up several MBs.
> I've looked at AJensonPro-Regular with the FDK and it produces a pretty
> killing 1MB afm file (StartKernPairs 46701 ...) plus 639 char metrics. I
> can't see any easy way to get all this into TeX. And BTW even FontLab
> has difficulties producing perfect type-1 versions.
Of course you cannot use the complete AFM file with TeX. What I was
suggesting is that you split up the OTF into several PFBs + AFMs. It is
understood that you loose a lot of information this way (eg, a lot of the
kerning data), but to me, this seems to be the only viable way at this
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