Re: [Gnome-print] no one cares about non Latin1 users?
- From: Lauris Kaplinski <lauris ximian com>
- To: Olaf Frączyk <olaf cbk poznan pl>
- Cc: Valek Filippov <frob df ru>, gnome-print ximian com
- Subject: Re: [Gnome-print] no one cares about non Latin1 users?
- Date: 26 Nov 2001 22:24:26 +0200
Hello to all!
Sorry for all confusion, that has been happened with recent gnome-print
Gnome-print switched over to freetype2 from custom outdated font parsing
and rendering engine. For my disappointment, it turned out, that there
was freetype bug, that excluded some iso-8859-2 glyphs from type1
unicode maps. So this is probably the real cause of given problem - and
the only way to fix that is probably to upgrade freetype2 to version
2.0.5. IMHO downgrading gnome-print font engine does not make sense.
While it is true, that current released versions use afm/pfb mixes,
where there can be different sets of glyphs, AFAIK freetype uses
only pfb glyphmaps, and refers to afm only for things like kerning
- so it should not cause given problem.
Recent CVS version should do more meaningful aliasing, i.e. use
identical pfb/afm combination and provide only metadata (font name...).
As of font installing, I think it should be quite easy now. Have you
gnome-font-install --smart ADD_DIRECTORIES_IF_YOU_WANT
It scans predefined set of standard font directories, plus you can
add your own. This works starting from version 0.32
On Thu, 2001-11-22 at 20:30, Olaf Frączyk wrote:
> On 2001.11.22 16:59:43 +0100 Valek Filippov wrote:
> > Hej Olaf!
> > > Forgot all.
> > what do you mean?
> It should be: 'forget'.
> So forget my previous mail, as it was fonts configuration problem, not the
> library itself.
> > > The redhat (and ximian)installation script of gnome-print doesn't do
> > good
> > > job.
> > > So, I got it working with my fonts.
> > Yes, It's so. gnome-font-install is stupid bastard.
> > Lauris and Chema said that they fixed it in 0.32, but I still don't check
> > it.
> > Some russian guy is developing python script for fonts maintaince in
> > gnome-print,
> > but atm I prefer manual font addition.
> Yes, I finished in manually addition also.
> I needed Courier and Helvetica.
> My problems were, because of installed some adobe afms (pcrb8a.afm etc.)
> which don't have glyphs for Latin2 fonts.
> Normally in ghostscript these fonts are aliased to Nimbus fonts. And they
> have all glyphs I need.
> So I had to do gnome-font-install on ghostscript fonts only, and then
> manually add entries for Courier and Helvetice (I found no other way).
> Terrible :(
> It would be nice to have a tool which looks into ghostscript's fontmap,
> and produces gnome-print.fontmap including aliased fonts.
> I can't understand why gnome-print has so sophisticated config file.
> The ghostscripts config file is much easier to edit.
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