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From Jeremias Maerki <...@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Subject Re: Implementing OpenType font support, how hard?
Date Fri, 04 Aug 2006 07:10:50 GMT
I don't remember exactly but I think there are some fonts which supply
different weight variants without the use of the TTC facility. I guess I
have to dig that up.

BTW, I just stumbled over a patch that was never applied concerning
OTF/CFF. Maybe it's worth to have another look: http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=25999
Looks like I lost track of it after I couldn't apply it properly.

On 02.08.2006 18:21:19 Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> Hoi Jeremias,
> 
> I'll reply on the other points tomorrow, but for now:
> 
> > ...AFAIK, OpenType allows different variants of a font in one font file
> > (ex. normal and bold). We've had requests to support those font files.
> > Have you found out during your investigations what would be involved in
> > supporting this and would this be in scope for your work?...
> 
> AFAIK, several OpenType fonts can be packaged in a single file as
> "TrueType Collections" with a .TTC  file extension. If that's what
> you're thinking about, extracting the individual fonts from such a
> file shouldn't be a problem.
> 
> -Bertrand



Jeremias Maerki


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