[texhax] calling own making symbol
pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Wed Nov 1 00:17:20 CET 2006
>I already make symbols using MF, the source look like :
>beginchar(hex"00",5u#,4u#,0); "my simbol1";
>That symbol already have *.gf extension.
>The question is how I call that symbol into latex, if I using " hex"00"
>" to naming the symbol ?
GF has its uses, and I would fight against any attempt to do away with
it, but it is definitely an intermediate format. It certainly used not
to be possible to use it directly in a TeX file. The program gftopk
turns it into a a PK file, which is a compact, already rasterized
format. PK was once the standard format for glyphs to be printed in
TeX, and it can still be used, even though commercial printers view it
There may, by this time, be a GF to Adobe type3 utility, but I don't
know about it.
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