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Re: What's the prerenderer do?



On Tue, 05 Mar 2002, Akira TAGOH wrote:
>>>>>> On 04 Mar 2002 17:51:33 -0600,
>>>>>> "LC" == Lars Clausen <lrclause@cs.uiuc.edu> wrote:
> 
> LC> I see why, that is a totally binary font, not just the normal Type1
> LC> binary.  Can you send me the diagram you made and a pointer to the
> LC> font?  (I don't know how to do Japanese input).
> 
> Sure. you can get:
> http://www.gnome.gr.jp/~tagoh/dia/dia_ft.dia

Truetype font.  I just need to coerce a bit of info from FreeType to make
the header (bbox, tt version in particular), then I can dump those as well.

> LC> I'm not sure I get what you're saying here.  Locale-specific fonts
> LC> would always have to be embedded, but we can have documents that use
> LC> both local embedded and non-embedded PS standard (13 latin-1) fonts.
> LC> Not sure what you mean by 'compound font'.
> 
> I mean standard font will be used for 7-bit characters like
> ASCII and locale-specific font will be used for special
> 8-bit characters.

I see.  It's doable, but we would have to change font in the middle of a
string, and also need to learn the locale-specific font from somewhere
reasonable.

-Lars

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