[cairo] [PATCH] Generate Type 1 fonts from glyph outlines
cloos at jhcloos.com
Wed Aug 30 13:13:20 PDT 2006
>>>>> "Kristian" == Kristian Høgsberg <krh at bitplanet.net> writes:
>> It is not just xpdf, but just about every gui pdf app.
Kristian> Not true, evince uses cairo for rendering and renders type3
Kristian> fonts antialiased.
I did write “just about”. :) Apps using cairo make for a good
exception to that rule.
>> If the type1 is done well, it can also benefit printing.
Kristian> How does printing benefit?
Not all pdf to paper workflows go through a postscript interpreter.
I’ve seen reports that type3 fonts (both vector and bitmap) failed
to print correctly when passed through some such flows.
>> In general, it is an improvement to use type1 over type3 where
Kristian> Why? Could you be more specific?
Wider support, when not using a full postscript interpreter.
James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com> OpenPGP: 0xED7DAEA6
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