Re: how to add new fonts?

Subject: Re: how to add new fonts?
From: Martin Sevior (
Date: Thu Sep 07 2000 - 07:33:57 CDT

On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, Han The Thanh wrote:

> Hi Martin,
> > Did you write pdftex? That's an awesome program and I use it
> > regularly.
> yes pdftex is my work. I am glad to know you find it useful.

It's truely a great program. If people didn't send me MS Word files I
would just use that and not have got into Abi in the first place.

> thank for the instructions. There are some points I found useful:
> 1) it seems that $HOME is not expanded, so I had to replace it by
> /home/thanh to get it work
> 2) the user font dir must be added in X11 font path before running abiword
> I can then select and use my new font; however printing to PS doesn't
> work. For some reason all chars are replaced by the degree char (176 ascii
> code in isolatin1). In case you want to have a look, I will put the fonts +
> test file somewhere on the web.

Thanks I'd be most interested.

> I like the idea of AbiWord to be opensource and cross-platform.
> Unfortunately I don't have time to get involved in its development at the
> moment.

Fair enough. I used pdftex without contributing one thing to its
development, I'm glad to have been some help to you.



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