[Gs-devel] learning how to use CID fonts
devries at xyenterprise.com
Wed Apr 25 10:20:03 PDT 2001
What can I read that will tell me how to use CID fonts with gs? I've seen things that say people do, and I've built gs with FEATURE_DEVS=cidfont.dev.
I can load the file with '(name) run' and use the font just fine. When I try to load it with "findfont" (we have a custom fallback routine for this) it locates and reads in the font file, then the routine .findfontname in gs_fonts.ps says it didn't load because it's looking for the name of one of the subordinate fonts that makes up the CID-keyed font (instead of using the CID font name).
Ignoring that, I can read in the CMAP file with 'run' (is there some place to put it automatically?), do 'composefont' and show characters from the font. But that's not the way we'll be using this in production, where our PS files will also go to printers that don't have disk systems to 'run' the CMAP, etc.
I've looked through all the documentation I can find online or elsewhere, and haven't found any guide to using CID fonts and CMAPs with gs. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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