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Re: What's the prerenderer do?

>>>>> On Tue, 05 Mar 2002 03:55:23 +0900 (JST),
>>>>> "AT" == Akira TAGOH <tagoh@gnome.gr.jp> wrote:

>>>>> On 03 Mar 2002 19:12:11 -0600,
>>>>> "LC" == Lars Clausen <lrclause@cs.uiuc.edu> wrote:

LC> I'm horribly confused about the unicode things.  I'm leaving the prolog
LC> stuff (mostly) alone now (except see below), so if you could fix these
LC> things, my brain and I would be most thankful:)  I'm thinking the FreeType
LC> version can be simple than the GDK version.

LC> I haven't yet gotten even close to dumping single glyph outlines, I simply
LC> dump the whole font.  I know it makes the file much larger, but it's a good
LC> first approximation and *much* easier.  To reduce the size, I shall (soon)
LC> have it use the standard PS fonts when possible.

AT> Yes, it's true. but as abiword are doing so, even if the
AT> users does't choose locale-specific font, if it can print
AT> out, they would be happy. for example Japanese people can't
AT> choose a Helvetica font for printing, it's well-known
AT> problem. but abiword can do so. this will save on choosing a
AT> font. most applications is handling "Helvetica" and
AT> "Courier" by default. as I do so, temporarily we can avoid
AT> several issues for gettextize, but there is no fonts which
AT> can absolutely print out for CJK (except uses Japanese
AT> printer for Japanese printing. but people which don't have a
AT> printer without Japanese printer may want to print it out).

In addition, nothing is absolutely font for downloaded font
by freetype. right now dia has Japanese PS font entries on
font list, but so I can't add the font name for freetype.

Akira TAGOH  : tagoh@gnome.gr.jp  / Japan GNOME Users Group
at@gclab.org : tagoh@gnome-db.org / GNOME-DB Project
             : tagoh@redhat.com   / Red Hat, Inc.
             : tagoh@debian.org   / Debian Project

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