[tex-live] Metafont fonts and X (font server?)

Giuseppe Bilotta giuseppe.bilotta at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 12:09:59 CEST 2008

On 6/21/08, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
> Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:
> >
> > If .mf support could be added to freetype, Xorg (and lots of other
> > apps) would get it for free as well. Of course the problem is adding
> > support for it to freetype. Maybe mplib could give a hand in that?
> >
>  Maybe, but only after quite a lot of extra work. As you know,
>  metapost does not create bitmaps, and the graphics it produces
>  are not easy to convert to a font-format either. On top of that,
>  it is not 100% compatible with metafont. Too much work for me,
>  especially compared to the (imho very small) gain of being able
>  to use .mf directly.

Maybe we need a mflib then? 8-)

Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta

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