[NTG-pdftex] Question related to .ttc support

Thanh Han The hanthethanh at gmail.com
Sat Aug 9 17:57:26 CEST 2008

On Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 02:53:07PM +0200, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Thanh Han The wrote:
> >
> >Your patch changes pdftex so that it will treat TTC like
> >truetype font. While it works for your case, I am not
> >confident that it's the right way to do that. Someone with a
> >thorough understanding of TTC format can comment on this?
> IIRC, the patch will give access to the *first* font in the
> collection, because that has an offset of zero (which makes
> the first font in the ttc behave the same as a standalone ttf
> font, when the ttc header is ignored).
> You could apply the patch but not document support for ttc
> files (because the really patch doesn't implement that). This
> gives a small subset of ttc functionality, but still better
> than mishandling the format completely.

how about this: rename (or symlink) the ttc font to ttf, and
document this trick in the manual. The way it works is more
or less the same, but we don't have to change anything in
the sources.


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