[NTG-context] Postscript Type1 fonts & MK IV

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Aug 29 09:17:55 CEST 2010


On 08/29/2010 08:50 AM, John Magolske wrote:
>
> Is it inherently tricky to get Type1 PS Mac fonts working with ConTeXt
> &  luatex on Linux?

It should not be.

> Also, the SabonLT-Roman.afm file that came from Linotype has a section
> titled "StartKernData", but .afm files generated using type1afm,
> fontforge, font2afm, etc. have no kerning section. Would using such
> .afm files cause sub-standard output with regard to kerning?

Yes. If the pfb font versions match, you should be able use the afm
from Linotype.

> load afm>  reading /home/john/.fonts/SomeMacintoshPSfont.afm

Why the odd afm name?  Is there a matching  SomeMacintoshPSfont.pfb ?

If there is, context cannot find it, and that is where this fatal
message comes from:

> Type1: Could not open Type1 font: (null)) )

Best wishes,
Taco


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