[metapost] glyph operator and font map files

Laurent Méhats laurent.mehats at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 12:11:54 CET 2009

Daniel Luecking a écrit :
> On Monday, December 21, 2009 at 1:24 pm, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote
>> So why did this fail?
>> That is because glyph only works on actual postscript fonts. 
>> xccsy10 is
>> metafont bitmap font, and that cannot work at all (neither do truetype
>> or opentype fonts).
>> If you absolutely want that font, you will have to convert it to a
>> PostScript Type1 font first. 
> This has already been done. At least on my system there exist 
> (in my texmf-local) these 6 fonts.
>   xccsy10.pfb
>   xccsy5.pfb
>   xccsy6.pfb
>   xccsy7.pfb
>   xccsy8.pfb
>   xccsy9.pfb
> and 22 others whose names start with xcc.
> The all say
>   %%Creator: Michael Zedler
>   %Copyright: Generated from MetaFont bitmap by mftrace 1.2.4,
>   %Copyright:  http://www.xs4all.nl/~hanwen/mftrace/
>   % Generated by FontForge 20060725 (http://fontforge.sf.net/)
> A couple of years ago Michael Zedler put them out there for free, saying 
> they were 99% complete, but he didn't have the time to give them a final finish.
> To read his own words try this link:
> http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Comp/comp.text.tex/2007-02/msg00748.html
> The links in that message don't work anymore.
> Fonts with these names are also available (for a price) from MicroPress.

Ok, thanks for the info.

Laurent Méhats

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