[gs-devel] Status of the bundled 35 base fonts
fabian at greffrath.com
Fri Feb 18 09:54:31 UTC 2011
Am 18.02.2011 10:37, schrieb Bastien ROUCARIES:
> They are value for creating ttf fonts, and convert hinting to
> postscript to ttf...
This also applies to PFB fonts.
IMHO the advantage of the SFD format is that you can apply patches
against the fonts, which makes their history more reproducable and
traceable. If the fonts do not change anymore, this advantage may be
considered void, though...
Anyway, it may be wise to start a new *common* font release based on
patchable ASCII font files in SFD format.
> BTW how do you modify the fonts ? I see that your pfd was compiled
> from sfd... How to you made the change and maintenance of fonts ?
I think when you open a PFB font in fontforge it is *internally*
converted into fontforge's native sfd format. When you save the font,
this SFD is compiled back into PFB format. So there wasn't necessarily
ever a SFD version of this font on disk (but only in memory).
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