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Re: music-font-encodings option

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: music-font-encodings option
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2023 12:41:29 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Jean Abou Samra <> writes:

> Le dimanche 02 avril 2023 à 18:20 +0000, Werner LEMBERG a écrit :
>> Essentially, this option switches between the `show` and `glyphshow`
>> PostScript operators to access Emmentaler glyphs.  The former is
>> considered the 'standard' method for accessing glyphs in a PS file
>> (according to the GS developers); however, it needs properly set up
>> encoding vectors (which can't exceed a size of 256 glyphs each).  The
>> latter is slower, AFAIK, and apparently not as well supported with GS
>> (at least, we filed some bug reports, IIRC).
> Thanks, that helps. However, I still don't understand what impact on
> size this makes. Do the two result in different PDF primitives?

I seem to remember that the second variant allowed Ghostscript to merge
subsetted fonts from included separate files.

David Kastrup

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