RE: Font question

From: François Yergeau (yergeau@ALIS.COM)
Date: Fri Jan 28 2000 - 15:46:17 EST

John Cowan wrote:
> Almost. The GNU Unicode Font (

I was aware of this one. That's why I explicitely mentionned TrueType.

> and I have been unable to find any BDF->TTF converter. You
> could try to
> persuade Mark Leisher to write one, as he's already written the
> converse program, ttf2bdf.

It is my (very limited and possibly wrong) understanding that this is next
to impossible, unless Mark is a magician. ttf2bdf "simply" renders the
outlines in the TT font unto a fixed raster, whereas bdf2ttf would have to
invent an outline of each character from a small bitmap. The information is
just not there, hence the necessary recourse to magic.

Thanks anyway,

François Yergeau

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