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Re: [Groff] Missing characters/glyphs in a font

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Missing characters/glyphs in a font
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 17:16:14 +0100 (CET)

> I have installed Esstix_Fifteen, the German fraktur font,
> successfully, but since it has no apostrophe or hyphen, I guess I
> shouldn't be surprised that these are not printed and I get an error
> message telling me they're not found.  But neither does the font
> include a period or comma, and these _are_ printed.

Hmm.  Please send groff's font definition file and tell me how you've
installed it, together with a small example file.

> So which missing glyphs are printed and from which other font?
> Groff must be silently making the substitutions.

It shouldn't...

> (And how come they went to all the trouble of making a German font
> without including an umlaut or umlauted vowels, or the German ss?)
> (Yes, I know I can make hybrid umlauted letters by overstriking, as
> we used to do in troff.)

To answer this I need access to the original Fraktur font file.


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