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Re: What's the prerenderer do?

On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Cyrille Chepelov wrote:
> Le Mon, Mar 04, 2002, à 01:45:03PM -0600, Lars Clausen a écrit:
>> In a later version, we could have the user setup what fonts should be
>> assumed available, so those with localized printers can make use of
>> that.  It would be nice to be able to ask the printer what fonts it has
>> available...
> Nooo, please nooooo !!!
> This leads towards unportable PS and PDF. For what ?? 0.7 second less
> time for the first sheet of paper ?

Yah, that's probably not worth the trouble.  Wouldn't want to code it
either, much better stuff to do.

> Please. Not this. Let's stick to the portable set of fonts only (high-end
> printers or software rasterisers will some sort of caching anyway).
> Translators have no business knowing about font names; we have to do this
> for the moment, but it's an ugly kludge.

Well, I noticed that some font names are in _() already.  Without such
translation, how can we fixed strings in objects be translated and
displayed correctly?


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