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Postscript & Win32 API/True Type

From: Blake McBride
Subject: Postscript & Win32 API/True Type
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 1998 15:26:46 -0500


It seems to me that there was a time when many thought
that postscript would take over the world.  Postscript is pretty good
and has many nice features so perhaps it would have been great if 
it did.  However, as time progresses, it really doesn't seem like
postscript is, in fact, taking over the world.

On the other hand, there is an interface which seems to be more
widely available and much more widely used, that being the 
Win 32 API with its True Type fonts.  Not only is it available on
all Windows platforms but its also available for free under Unix/linux
(a package called Willows http://www.willows.com).

Please, no flames.  I am no fan of Microsoft either.  I'm in no
way attempting to compare one to the other or say that
any system or API is better than any other.  I'm simply stating
what appears to me to be facts (that its widely available and

Now back to Lout.  I don't have a postscript printer and never have.
(Either short sighted or short money on my part.)  Whenever I
want to use Lout I have to evoke ghostscript.  This is kind of a hassle
because I end up with two steps to run and two systems to maintain.

Would it be possible to have lout write directly to the Win32 API
and use true type fonts?  If there is any interest in this I'd be willing
to help in building a back end for lout.



Download source code to my Dynace Object Oriented
Extension to C and Windows Development System from:
Blake McBride (address@hidden)
Algorithms Corporation - 615-791-1636 - USA

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