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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: CFF Font Embedding (was Re: Here Comes MXMLC!)
Date Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:37:09 GMT

On Mar 28, 2012, at 6:05 PM, Left Right wrote:

> Aha... so, as far as I could understand, CFF is different from TTF in that
> it uses cubic curves for outlines instead of quadratic. Is there anything
> else that is different?
> Would this also mean that fonts, originally in OTF (CFF) format can be
> compiled right away w/o needing to do some [more] complex math to translate
> outlines fairly? If so, that could be a start, well, at least for people
> who use CFF for the features built on top of it rather then for it's own
> qualities (*sigh* which is another interesting paradox of how originally
> good idea turned into disaster...) could continue using it to some extent.
> It's also strange that the format exists for almost 10 years, and
> is standardized under ISO and no opensource libraries exist for using /
> converting it? Sounds fishy, I'd say...

FontForge might be a possibility. [1]

It is only offered in source now. I've got to hold onto my old MacOS/X11 version. It uses
a revised BSD license which could be checked if the project is interested.

It claims to support CFF. [2]

Regards,
Dave

[1] http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/
[2] http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/TrueOpenTables.html



> 
> Best.
> 
> Oleg


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