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From Simon Pepping <spepp...@leverkruid.eu>
Subject Re: Re: Implementing OpenType font support, how hard?
Date Thu, 03 Aug 2006 18:44:07 GMT
On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 05:40:36PM +0200, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> At this point, my plan, for a first phase, would be
> -Integrate Adam Strzelecki's patch to support extended character sets 
> cleanly
> -Check that OpenType fonts with TrueType outlines are usable as custom
> fonts, including kerning. Fix things as needed, and have a look at
> what's needed to support Type 1/CFF outlines.
> -Try to get a few OpenType reference fonts that can be distributed
> with FOP for testing and demonstration (I'd ask some font editors, the
> fonts can be crippled if they want, for example by removing portions
> of the glyph sets).
> The smart fonts stuff would (maybe) come later, the above might be
> sufficient for my current project. I'm being much less ambitious than
> yesterday...but the above looks like a useful concrete step.

This sounds very useful to me.

Regards, Simon

Simon Pepping
home page: http://www.leverkruid.eu

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