Bug 512 - RFE: Let xc/lib/font/FreeType/ handle the PMF fonts
Summary: RFE: Let xc/lib/font/FreeType/ handle the PMF fonts
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: xprint
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server: Font engine: PMF (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: high enhancement
Assignee: Roland Mainz
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Reported: 2004-04-20 11:09 UTC by Roland Mainz
Modified: 2011-09-13 13:17 UTC (History)
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Description Roland Mainz 2004-04-20 11:09:21 UTC
RFE: Let xc/lib/font/FreeType/ handle the "PMF"(="Printer Metrics File", which
are indentical to PCF fonts except that they do not provide a bitmap, only the
metrics are provided by the PMF files (the purpose is to provide font metrics
for printer builtin fonts similar to what the AFM files for PFA/PFB fonts do))
fonts.

I guess the xc/lib/font/FreeType/ code can be easily adjusted since the PMF
files are identical to the PCF font format. Only the code which checks for
bitmaps needs to be adjusted for the detail that PMF files do not have bitmaps.

Additionally the PMF fonts have to either set the "_ADOBE_POSTSCRIPT_FONTNAME"
(PostScript font name) or the "PCL_FONT_NAME" (PCL font name) font properties
(and reject the font if both properties are missing).
Comment 1 Corbin Simpson 2011-09-13 13:17:55 UTC
Closing WONTFIX because nobody cares about Xprint. Reopen if you plan to address this bug.


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