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Re: What's the prerenderer do?

On Tue, 05 Mar 2002, Akira TAGOH wrote:
>>>>>> On 04 Mar 2002 16:07:30 -0600,
>>>>>> "LC" == Lars Clausen <lrclause@cs.uiuc.edu> wrote:
> LC> The embedded font is Nimbus-Roman, so on my system, which doesn't
> LC> have KochiMincho installed, that file doesn't display correctly.  Can
> LC> you, using the newest CVS version of Dia, get portable Japanese PS
> LC> files?
> Hmm, ok. well, CVS dia works fine when I chose correct font
> only. if not so, dia show the empty square. exporting png
> also works. but it seems that ghostscript can't parse PS and
> EPS.
> http://www.gnome.gr.jp/~tagoh/dia/dia.eps
> http://www.gnome.gr.jp/~tagoh/dia/dia.png
> http://www.gnome.gr.jp/~tagoh/dia/dia.ps

I see why, that is a totally binary font, not just the normal Type1
binary.  Can you send me the diagram you made and a pointer to the font?
(I don't know how to do Japanese input).

> LC> I see now that I can't, not quite.  In the Red Book, page 773, it
> LC> says
> LC>     While there is not a standard set of fonts that is required by
> LC>     the PostScript language, most PostScript products include
> LC>     software for 13 standard fonts from the Times, Helvetica, Courier
> LC>     and Symbol families.
> LC> Are you saying that most Japanese and Chinese printers (that
> LC> understand PostScript) don't have these?  I'm saying that if we can
> LC> assume any default fonts, these are them, since they're actually
> LC> listed in the PS reference book.
> No, I should said 'locale-specific font'. and if we use
> downloaded font for those languages and we will implement
> the feature which can print out without choosing
> locale-specific font like abiword (of course using
> downloaded font is different from abiword), can we use those
> fonts without download if we use compound font?

I'm not sure I get what you're saying here.  Locale-specific fonts would
always have to be embedded, but we can have documents that use both
local embedded and non-embedded PS standard (13 latin-1) fonts.  Not sure
what you mean by 'compound font'.


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