[NTG-context] LMTX generates PDFs with non-working fonts on real printers

Max Chernoff mseven at telus.net
Thu Oct 13 00:50:07 CEST 2022


On Wed, 2022-10-12 at 13:14 +0200, Leah Neukirchen wrote:
> > Seeing that you're modifying the font encoding, could you perhaps
> > reconsider supporting hinting in LMTX? 
> > 
> >    https://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2022/106311.html
> > 
> > Even with a high resolution screen, I can still see a difference, and
> > the issue can show up in print too:
> > 
> >    
> >    https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/q/5874
> >    
> > I'm fairly confident that these issues are all hinting-related:
> > 
> >    https://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2022/106874.html
> >    https://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2022/105212.html
> >    
> > Considering that all of the fonts included with ConTeXt are hinted, it
> > seems like a shame to not include any of that data in the generated
> > PDFs.
> 
> The last version of font-cff.lua should also copy the hinting-related
> values of the CFF properly (/BlueScale, /StemSnap[HV] etc).
> We fixed that on the side. ;)

Yay!

Thanks,
-- Max


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