[cairo] [PATCH] Generate Type 1 fonts from glyph outlines

James Cloos 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
>> possible.

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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