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Re: Bug#299771: ITP: ttf-antp -- Antykwa Poltawskiego font family

Adam Borowski <kilobyte@mimuw.edu.pl> schrieb:

> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005, Frank Küster wrote:
>> Miros/law Baran <baran@knm.org.pl> schrieb:
>> > The font is included in the tetex-base package, along with other Type1
>> > GUST-sponsored fonts (Antykwa Toru?ska etc.) - I think such a package
>> > will be redundant.
>> Well, tetex-base only has the afm and pfb files, along with some
>> TeX-specific stuff.  There are no TrueType fonts; having them might be
>> worth a package.
> Is it even possible to directly use TeX fonts from a high-level
> GTK/whatever program without modifying the program in question?  If so,
> it's way too unobvious for me...

Yes, at least if you substitute "Postscript Type1 fonts" for "TeX
fonts".  The lmodern-x11 package is an example how to do it.  There's
even a patch around to make a tetex-xfonts package (#138394), but we
postponed this until after sarge (autumn 2004, you know?).  I cannot
judge whether the TTF fonts are better suited for screen representation
than Type1.

>> Did you submit your new hinting to the upstream authors at gust.or.pl?
> Well, you're overestimating my part.  What I did was _removing_ the
> existing hinting, as it's worse than no hints at all.

Ah, well.  But that's also an improvement.  It might be, however, that
the existing hinting worked fine in the Type1 fonts, and just wasn't
converted to TTF properly?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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