[NTG-pdftex] Question related to .ttc support

Thanh Han The hanthethanh at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 15:21:33 CEST 2008

it looks like applying the patch and document it well
would be simpler than any other hacks.

Thanks for all comments.


On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 09:22:34AM +0800, hzluo wrote:
> Friends,
>     I forgot to mention some properties related to .ttc files.
> For many .ttc files of CJK, all fonts in one .ttc file have
> identical CJK glyphs. Only the latin glyphs are different.
> But for latex systems, we use these fonts to typeset
> CJK glyphs only. We have much better latin fonts
> to typeset latin glyphs. As a result, supporting the
> first font in .ttc file is good enough for most such
> applications.
>     In addition, Windows does not support symbolic linking.
> Only latest Windows versions support hardlink via junction,
> but it can't work on early versions.
>     Certainly, supporting only the first font of .ttc file
> is not equal to supporting .ttc file. Better way is to
> add parameters to select fonts in .ttc file. But it needs
> significant work. I do not know how to achieve this.
> So, I think we can apply this patch, and claim in manual
> that we support "the first font of .ttc file". Maybe someone
> will work on a patch for full .ttc support later on, if s/he
> is troubled by the problem. (If no one is troubled,
> then no need to patch it, right?
> - that's one of the spirit of opensource :)
>     The aboves are only my two cents.
> Regards,
> Hangzai
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