Re: ps/tt fonts in gnome apps

If you write an app that loads TT fonts and displays them in a canvas
(using bpaths or whatever) that would not be hard to print would it?


On Thu, 16 Sep 1999, Havoc Pennington wrote:

> Because those fonts are being converted to X fonts on-the-fly via an X
> server (I assume), and there is no way to ask X for the printable version
> of a font. Thus you can't use X fonts for any application that wants to
> print.
> Yes, this aspect of X sucks a lot.
> Gnumeric and AbiWord (in two different ways) install their own set of
> fonts with a known X-font/printable-font mapping so they can both display
> and print the font.
> Havoc
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