[metapost] Trying to use MT1 to make outline fonts... (again)
samjnaa at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 18:18:42 CEST 2012
On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 6:17 PM, <mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca> wrote:
> No. And although I am not an MT1 developer, I think it's unlikely to be
> added in the future. It's a really hard computational geometry problem,
> I use all three - circular, non-circular elliptical, with rotation, and
> without rotation. The "simplified" stroking algorithm generally works
> pretty well in practice. When I have trouble with it, I can often work
> around the issues by adding extra points along my path using the MT1
> insert_nodes() macro. The lack of a true pen stroke calculation is
> noticed, but is not prohibitive.
Thanks for this feedback.
> The sample code that comes with MT1 is worth reading; it shows how
> pen-stroking is done with paths, and as soon as you experiment with it
> yourself you'll get some idea of the possibilities and limitations of the
> simplified stroking algorithm. Unfortunately, the best documentation is
> in Polish, which I can't read and you probably can't either.
A Polish friend of mine set me some "Uczymy Sie Polskiego" material
(apologies to the Polish people here for my spelling mistakes) but I
haven't got around to studying it yet! ;-)
Anyhow, thanks for the pointers. I'll look into the sample code.
Should be worth it.
BTW sorry (again) for the simplistic question but I have TeXLive 2012
(development version) installed on my Kubuntu (via
https://launchpad.net/~texlive-backports/+archive/ppa/) -- MT1 is
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