As posted to C.O.L.A.
This is to announce the second public release of ttftot42, a program to facilitate using TrueType fonts on PostScript interpreters with TrueType rasterizer. You need the FreeType library to compile and use it. New features / fixed bugs in this release: * encode fonts in ISOLatin1 or PDFDoc (instead of default of Adobe Standard) * new options: --name and --filename (print FontName / file name to stdout) * adjust font checksum in head table of included TrueType font. * omit duplicate entries for .notdef in CharStrings dictionary. TrueType fonts cannot be converted to Type 1 fonts without loss of quality, since conversion introduces rounding errors and loses hinting information. Therefore, newer PostScript interpreters (Adobe PostScript since version 2013, ghostscript since 5.03) include a TrueType rasterizers. To use a TrueType font with them, it has to be embedded in a PostScript font dictionary; this format is called Type 42. This program generates such Type 42 fonts from TrueType fonts. Itcan also generate Adobe Font Metrics files (AFM files), including kerning information. Not yet supported are TrueType Collections and the creation of CID keyed fonts from large TrueType fonts (East Asian or Unicode fonts). If you make a binary distribution, please include a pointer to the distribution site: ftp.giga.or.at/pub/nih/ttftot42 http://ftp.giga.or.at/pub/nih/ttftot42 The latest version can always be found there. Mail suggestions and bug reports to [email protected].