From: James Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 15 2006 - 17:35:01 CST
Werner Lemberg responded to Adam Twardoch,
>> > Well, just think of converting a TTF to a Type 42 PS font. To make
>> > that really work you need unique glyph names.
>> Oh, how does the poor PostScript printer driver manage with fonts
>> that have the post version 3 table (i.e. no glyph names at all),
>> just like all the new Microsoft fonts such as Calibri, Cambria or
>The poor printer driver has to generate glyph names on the fly, of
>course However, we weren't talking about missing PS names but multiple
>glyphs which have the same glyph name.
And not just any multiple glyphs, but unprintable ones! Anyway,
it took me about 10 minutes to programmatically assign arbitrary
non-duplicate names for all of the component glyphs here. That
was easy. But, I have to tweak my own program now in order
to get the first three glyphs re-named. It's a long story, but
post table format three is starting to look better and better.
"Taking elephants across the Alps isn't as much fun as it sounds."
- Will Cuppy
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