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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 02:14:08 +0100 (CET)

>       Is the kerning info embedded in a ttf so sofisticated that it
>       cannot be exported into an .afm file?

No, my ttf2tfm tool (from the ttf2pk package) extracts and builds them
into the TFM file.

>       Is it more likely the fonts that I tried are of inferior
>       quality, and thus lacking kerning info?

Try the fonttools package (from to
disassemble your font, then you will get a thorough answer.
Alternatively, look for the string `kern' at the beginning of your
font file.  If present, chances are high that a kerning table is in
the font.


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