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Re: [ft] FT_Open_Face

From: Ztatik Light
Subject: Re: [ft] FT_Open_Face
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 22:51:34 -0500

yes, i can... i have tested, all plain .ttf files work fine with FT_New_Face... but now i'm using an encrypted OpenSSL I/O stream so I need to use FT_Open_Face and supply the read function which also does seeking, but i'm guessing something's wrong with my seeking

On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 10:35 PM, suzuki toshiya <address@hidden> wrote:
I wanted you to execute ftdump onto some font file, and check
if the library is corrected built and able to parse some font file...
You say that your software using FreeType2 is very complicated
and could not pass arbitrary-chosen font file to your software?


On 10/04/2013 11:48 AM, Ztatik Light wrote:
> I'm only trying one font, it's encrypted with OpenSSL which is why I'm using FT_Open_Face, to stream from SSL's decrypt I/O stream... One specific thing I don't understand for example is that it seems between each and every substantial read call, a read call with `count` and `offset` both 0 are called, and i'm not 100% sure what should be happening in that case.
> On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM, suzuki toshiya <address@hidden <mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     I guess you're afraid that some bugs exist in the stream driver
>     of the FreeType2. You could load no font? Or, you could load
>     some fonts, but could not other fonts?
>     If FT_Open_Face() is already failed, the glyph loading should
>     not be tried anymore. According to fterrdef.h, error code 2
>     (from FT_Open_Face()) means the unknown font file format.
>     So... if you could load some fonts but could not load other,
>     please clarify the font file you've tried. If it's officially
>     provided freely (not piracy), or bundled to the widely available
>     products, no need to post the font file in this list, please
>     clarify how to access it.
>     If it's difficult (e.g. commercial font, or embedded font in
>     the confidential document etc), please try the tracing of FreeType2.
>     The method how to build the FreeType2 with debugging and tracing
>     message is written in doc/DEBUG.
>     Regards,
>     mpsuzuki
>     On 10/04/2013 11:15 AM, Ztatik Light wrote:
>      > I'm having trouble implementing the read function passed into FT_Open_Face through it's `args` flags...
>      >
>      > Now, the function is being *called* correctly, because I put a print statement inside and see it printing out. It even reads some data. But FT_Open_Face returns 2, and the glyph loading fails...
>      >
>      > I suspect it has something to do with the case of `count` being 0 and it needing to seek.
>      >
>      > The doc mentions:
>      >
>      > "This function might be called to perform a seek or skip operation with a ‘count’ of 0."
>      >
>      >
>      > But . . . What if `offset` is also zero? Does this mean seek to beginning of the file, or just return 0?
>      >
>      > An example of an implemented read function with proper seeking and all would be the most beneficial in this case..
>      >
>      >
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