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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

The issue with true type are the hints; they are why (in a good set
of fonts) when hinting is enabled in Freetype, that you can get
extremely high quality on the low resolution of a CRT or flat

So no, converting to other formats loses information.

And as I said, for most people, TrueType is the logical source
format of TrueType fonts, the one from which derivative works
would logically be made, and the one used by tools that edit fonts.
                        - Jim

On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 16:03, Florian Weimer wrote:
> Humberto Massa <humberto.massa@almg.gov.br> writes:
> > @ 27/04/2004 08:44 : wrote tb@becket.net :
> >
> >>As I said, the METAFONT-generated fonts (if we have the METAFONT
> >>programs) are no problem.  See how easy that was?
> >>
> >>
> > just for curiosity, are METAFONT and TrueType interchangeable formats
> > (i.e. you can convert freely between the two of them, without loosing
> > information)?
> It's theoretically possible to convert from TrueType to METAFONT, but
> the other way round is not possible in general.  I don't think there
> are any conversion programs for the first case, though.
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Jim Gettys <Jim.Gettys@hp.com>
HP Labs, Cambridge Research Laboratory

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