[NTG-pdftex] [PATCH v3] pdftex - Add support for encfile and \pdfgentounicode for PK fonts

Pali Rohár pali.rohar at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 09:28:28 CEST 2017

On Monday 27 March 2017 23:53:41 Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 2017-03-27 at 09:59:34 +0200, Pali Rohár wrote:
>  > Anyway, is there some script or program which can generate any PGC
>  > files? Quick look at google does not find anything, even not any
>  > specification for that file. I could probably decode it from pdftex
>  > source code...
> AFAIK the "PDF Font Containers" are not officially maintained.  They
> were introduced in order to support development of pdfTeX itself but
> never supposed to be used by mortal users.
> Instead of using Type3 fonts, you get better results if you create
> Type1 fonts from the Metafont sources...

Hi! I asked my question because of fixing/allowing specifying enc file
for existing bitmap PK fonts. And I deduced from documentation that
scalability of fonts is enabled due to usage of PGC fonts (with fallback
to PK fonts). So in either way if I (or somebody else) would try to
"fix" support for enc file for PK fonts, some tests should be done with
PGC fonts to not break existing PGC fonts supports in pdftex.

And about Type3 fonts, I understood that in PDF file it is possible to
have in Type3 font only PDF-version of Type3 (not whole PostScript
Type3 language)... Probably it could be possible to take existing PDF
image and make from it PDF Type3 font with one glyph (for testing).

I hope that Karl answer to my (previous) email and provide some ideas.
My primary goal is still support for enc files for PK fonts.

Pali Rohár
pali.rohar at gmail.com

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