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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: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 02:17:42 +0100 (CET)

> >This is not correct.  ttf2afm is part of pdftex.
> Is it? I remember having seen in the contrib directory of freetype
> 1.x.

You are probably mixing this up with ttf2tfm...

> While not as good at low resolution, type1 hinting is easier to fix
> (can be done by hand with a dissasembler!!!), if using anti-aliasing
> can give better results on screen that a TrueType of similar quality
> and at high resolution output, the rasterization is not only faster
> but faster, as the rendering takes less memory.

Try FreeType's demo programs, don't activate the hinting interpreter
(and disable autohinting also), and try anti-aliasing.  Even bad TT
fonts will improve significantly.  This effect is not restricted to
Type 1 fonts.


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