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Re: [Groff] Musings on the adding of fonts

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Musings on the adding of fonts
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 04:06:55 +0100 (CET)

> Contrary to my claim, out of the box it does *not* accept absolute
> file paths (however, relative file paths like
> "../../Type1/Helvetica.pfa" work).  This is because open_file in
> *always* prepends the font path, even if we give it an
> absolute filename.  If we do this only if the filename does not
> begin with a "/", it works.  Question to the developers: is this the
> appropriate place to change?

I will implement recursive file searching sooner or later (similar to
web2c), so I won't change this right now.


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