[cairo-bugs] [Bug 19487] Not all the relevant documents are followed when make a ToUnicode map for PDF

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Tue Jan 13 12:01:35 PST 2009


--- Comment #13 from Barry Schwartz <chemoelectric at chemoelectric.org>  2009-01-13 12:01:34 PST ---
(In reply to comment #12)
> Barry, you're simply ignoring what Adrian's been saying. 
> cairo_show_text_glyphs() is the right API to use and *that* works like magic
> (considering that pango automatically uses it).  Hacks based on glyph names are
> hacks, and don't work for most complext scripts.  Using the word magic to
> describe something about the Latin script is in fact very funny.  You should
> try Indic...

I’ve been very careful to restrict what I say to Latin and maybe Greek and
Cyrillic; I haven't had any involvement with scripts other than Latin and Greek
since Hebrew school, in a time when ‘computers’ were made of small stones
and depressions in the earth. But it is true anyway that Adrian is right and
probably ought to avoid putting in this special hack. Really what I’m
frustrated about is that the free software applications that are out there do a
miserable job with LGC OpenType fonts, but recruiting back-end writers to
second-guess application authors isn't fair.

(It hurts especially when the fonts being handled miserably are one’s own.)

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