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Re: [Devel] A question about how to get glyph index

From: Tom Kacvinsky
Subject: Re: [Devel] A question about how to get glyph index
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 07:07:52 -0400 (EDT)

Already added to CVS.  There is now a FT_Get_Name_Index(FT_Face, FT_STring*)
function.  It returns a glyph index for a given glyph name.  It works for the
Type 1 and CFF drivers, so you can use it this for for reencoding Type 1/1C
fonts in PDF files.


On Wed, 5 Sep 2001, [gb2312] WangYi(ÍõÒã) wrote:

> Hi all,
> FT2 only provides FT_Get_Char_Index(FT_Face, FT_ULong) to get the glyph
> index. But in PDF, a font definition usually has a /Encoding attribute
> and we should take it as standard. So the best way to access the glyph
> is through the char name, not char code. I think FT2 should provide
> another function to do this, like that:
> FT_EXPORT(FT_UInt) FT_Get_Char_Index(FT_Face, FT_String*);
> Do you agree with me?
> Jacky/09/05
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