[Image-SIG] Pil format fonts use...

Joerg Baumann Joerg.Baumann@stud.informatik.uni-erlangen.de
Sun, 19 Mar 2000 00:32:03 +0100 (MET)

On Fri, 17 Mar 2000, Jack Jansen wrote:

> Just an idle thought: wouldn't it be better to invest some time in
> creating a renderer for a simple scalable font to use with PIL? Wasn't=20
> Type 42 designed to be easily parseable and executable even without a
> fullblown PostScript interpreter?

  Type 42 was designed as "wrapper" around a TrueType font.
  < adobe 5012.Type42_spec >
  ... the PostScript =AE Type 42 font format which can be used to download
  TrueType (r) fonts to PostScript printers (or PostScript compatible
  printers) that contain a TrueType rasterizer. This method
  yields better print quality than can be achieved by converting a
  TrueType font to a Type 1 or Type 3 font. =20
  </adobe 5012.Type42_spec >
  So you don't need a fullblown PostScript interpreter, but=20
  Postscript-wrapper unpacking code and a fullblown TrueType interpreter.

  There is the FreeType library, a GPLed TrueType Rasterizer
  (http://www.freetype.org/), perhaps that would be worth looking at? But
  I think it handles only native TrueType fonts.=20

  Joerg Baumann       joerg.baumann@stud.informatik.uni-erlangen.de
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  Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,=20
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                  Don Knuth=20