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Re: Truetype fonts

On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 01:37:17PM -0500, David B. Harris wrote:


> I'd like to warn you that there are two 'ttmkfdir' programs around that
> people mix up; 'ttmkfdir', and 'mkttfdir'. One is good, the other isn't
> quite so good.
> A while ago in #debian on irc.openprojects.net, there was a debate about
> which was better. I got the tarball of the one I used and sent it around
> to people and had them run in. For the six people that did it, there was
> a 150-230% gain in the number of fonts and font encodings that were
> recognized. The one which recognized the most encodings was 'ttmkfdir'.

While it is true that ttmkfdir identifies more fonts and encodings
than mkttfdir, I have not been able to make xfs (4.0.2 from testing)
work with its fonts.dir files. The only difference I can find is that
ttmkfdir does not capitalize foudries but that should not make a
difference, should it?

        /regards Anton
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