[NTG-context] (RSFS) font installation

mathew meta at pobox.com
Fri Mar 18 15:40:31 CET 2011


On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 05:04, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
> Also, I only consider a type 1 font okay when it has both an afm and a pfb
> file and mkiv can handle that quite well (even beyond the regular tex
> encodings). Personally I need it for fonts that I have bought and don't want
> to buy again.

Same here, but I found it easier to convert my fonts to OpenType by
loading them into fontforge and doing Save As...

I still have a mystery regarding the type 1 fonts installed with
GhostScript, though:

\definetypeface [dingbats][ss][sans][dingbats][default]
\starttext
{\dingbats \uchar{39}{7}\uchar{39}{13}\uchar{39}{42}}
\stoptext

produces no visible output, yet...

$ mtxrun --script fonts --list --all --pattern=dingbat*
dingbats         dingbats   /usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts/d050000l.afm
dingbatsnormal   dingbats   /usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts/d050000l.afm
$ ls /usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts/d050000l*
/usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts/d050000l.afm
/usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts/d050000l.pfb
/usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts/d050000l.pfm
$

This is with minimals and LuaTeX on Ubuntu. Get info on the PDF in
Okular shows no Type 1 fonts embedded.

(Also, is uchar intended to be a documented feature?)


mathew


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