On Fri, 28 Jan 2000, François Yergeau wrote:
> John Cowan wrote:
> > Almost. The GNU Unicode Font (http://www.czyborra.com/unifont/)
> 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
Friday, January 28. 2000
Didn't T.S.Eliot refer to Ezra Pound as the great fabricator or great
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