|Subject:||Re: [Texmacs-dev] New Fonts + Native Font Rendering Patch|
|Date:||Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:22:33 -0800|
I am in the mood for starting a (partial?) reorganization of the font system,
so it might be good to have a more in depth discussion on the font issues now,
if you have time for that, of course.
First of all, I would first like to integrate the improved fonts that
you generated in the standard distribution instead of a plug-in.
My understanding is that we should start with the fonts in
Format -> (Font) Name -> Adouble -> *
I have a few questions related to this:
1) How much change is there in the font metrics?
Can we use the same tfm files (not changing the line breaking),
or should we foresee some non backward compatible typesetting changes?
2) Could you please prepare a patch with a replacement of all adobe fonts
with your fonts (preferrably keeping the same names, but just
substituting the fonts; we might change the 'Adobe' menu name
into something else, if needed)? Please make the patch such that
it removes all the old fonts and any stuff which is no longer needed.
Next up, I have some plans to implement support for the native Qt fonts.
I am taking into consideration your code. Or maybe we should have
something such as a qt_font. I am not sure to what extent we can
throw out the TeX font mechanisms. For instance, it seems to me that
backward compatability requires me to keep the existing tfm support.
Any opinions on this? If we replace all pfb fonts by opentype,
would you have time to do the necessary conversions?
What exactly would that buy us (increased quality? more uniformness?).
Best wishes, --Joris
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