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Re: [Groff] PS printing

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] PS printing
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 20:12:30 +0100 (CET)

> An approach is to do a groff release where the PS 3 fonts are there,
> but not used by default, with a notice that in time (say in one
> year) the default will change.  Then in the next major release have
> the PS 2 fonts there, but as a fall back for those who find the
> change over too painful.  Then in time (say 5 years) have the PS 2
> fonts available from an archive for those who still can not or will
> not change.

Again a misunderstanding, I think.  We are basically just changing the
font metrics, nothing more.  With `PS 2' and `PS 3' we mean the set of
built-in standard fonts which come with PS level 2 and level 3
printers.  By no means we change the actual PS code level!

The changes are probably not visible to most users, albeit there are
subtle differences in metrics which might lead to different formatting
(funny, isn't it?  Adobe apparently isn't interested in layout
stability).  For reference I will retain the old metrics in a separate

What is visible to some users is that more glyphs will be available.


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