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Re: A new ignoramus question about user-installed fonts

From: Deri
Subject: Re: A new ignoramus question about user-installed fonts
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2023 20:41:11 +0100

On Friday, 21 April 2023 19:13:14 BST Oliver Corff wrote:
> In the meantime, I tried to typeset several pages of Chinese, but alas,
> there were quite a few blank positions in the text, and I assume that at
> the current state the limitations in the number of characters (message
> by GhostScript: Can't embed the complete font DFSongStd as it is too
> large, embedding a subset.) will work for texts which contain snippets
> of Chinese, e.g. scholarly articles with Chinese references (words,
> proper names, literature). I'll write a test which increments the number
> of different Chinese characters used in one document and tests the
> threshold which triggers the above-mentioned message.
> Thank you very much for the hint regarding .fam,
> Best regards,
> Oliver.

Hi Oliver,

The problem is probably not ghostscript, current gropdf moans about "too many 
glyphs" when it can't allocate all used to 8 bit code points. This too will be 
addressed in the next version of gropdf, which addresses problems of very 
large fonts with thousands of different glyphs.



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