Re: trouble exporting italics with PostScript latin-1 fonts

On Sun, 2005-05-22 at 01:00 -0400, Tim Olsen wrote:
Hello.   I am having trouble exporting italics with PostScript latin-1 fonts.

I am using the cvs version of dia.

I am attaching two files:  italics.dia and italics.eps
Notice that the word "italic" is not in italics.  Particulary
interesting are the last few lines of italics.eps:

/Helvetica-latin1 ff 0.560000 scf sf
0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 srgb
(italic) 4.500000 1.750000 m gs 1 -1 sc sh gr
/Helvetica-latin1 ff 0.560000 scf sf
(normal) 4.300000 2.650000 m gs 1 -1 sc sh gr

I am not familiar with postscript but it looks like it's not
specifying that "italic" should be shown in italics.

Problem was that the PS fonts don't call it Italic, they call it
Oblique, so we'd used the internal Dia equivalent, DIA_FONT_OBLIQUE.
However, the Dia fonts in question only have DIA_FONT_ITALIC.  I'm sure
font pedents will come swarming with torches and pitchforks, but it
works for legacy fonts.


Lars Clausen <lars raeder dk>

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