Re: AFM font metrics location?
Dirk Eddelbuettel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Ben> So, apparently our current policy is that any package that needs AFMs
Ben> should make a new directory and stick 'em in there :-) Potentially,
Ben> you end up with five sets of presumably identical files.
Ben> Shouldn't we standardize this somehow?
Yes, that's probably a good idea. The afm format and the filenames are
normed, aren't they?
They should be, but the individual packages appear to use slightly
different filesystem structures:
I wonder if we can get these programs to agree on a common layout. It
would certainly make it easier to use new fonts in all of them!
Are they 'free' so can we create a afm-common package
that R, TeX, a2ps, enscript, ghostscript depend upon?
They appear to be free. Adobe's downloadables license on the web
appears to allow redistribution & modification, although the license
inside the files themselves says ``All Rights Reserved.'' Maybe we
should talk to Adobe about this?
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