Re: True Type fonts

Shaw Terwilliger (
Tue, 7 Sep 1999 11:34:10 -0500

Pierre Abbat wrote:
> >Our solution is to keep a copy of scalable Type 1 fonts locally,
> >and use the X metrics for screen drawing and the Type 1 metrics
> >for printing.
> Is there a way to convert TrueType fonts to Type 1 and put them where both
> AbiWord and Ghostscript (which in my system are on different machines) can find
> them?

This may be possible, but I don't know of any utilities to do so.
The formats themselves are not that dissimilar; they're both just curve
data (TrueType curves are quadratic Bezier splines, Type 1 curves are
cubic Bezier splines) and metrics (TrueType font files carry their own
metrics, Type 1 metrics are in external files). is an excellent resource for
font tools and documentation.

Shaw Terwilliger

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