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From "Peter B. West" <pbw...@tpg.com.au>
Subject Re: Where to download high-quality fonts
Date Sat, 05 Jun 2004 14:45:00 GMT


Paul Tremblay wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 03:54:39PM +1000, Peter B. West wrote:
> 
>><quote>
>>These fonts are available in Macintosh and PFB (binary Type 1) outline 
>>formats. Users requiring the fonts in PFA (ASCII Type 1) form should 
>>convert them with the aid of one of the following tools, available from 
>>the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN):
> 
> 
> Oh yes, right you are! I just downloaded the fonts, and I am finding a
> font.afm file, a font.pfm file, and a font.pfb file. Everything should
> be there to create a font-metrics file and to embed the font.
> 
> But when I type:
> 
> java  org.apache.fop.fonts.apps.PFMReader a010013l.pfm out.xml
> 
> I get this error message:
> 
> [INFO] PFM Reader v1.1a
> [INFO] 
> [INFO] Reading a010013l.pfm...
> [INFO] 
> [INFO] 31015 kerning pairs
> [ERROR] Error while building XML font metrics file
> java.io.EOFException
>         at java.io.DataInputStream.readShort(DataInputStream.java:323)
>         at org.apache.fop.fonts.type1.PFMInputStream.readShort(PFMInputStream.java:97)
>         at org.apache.fop.fonts.type1.PFMFile.loadKernPairs(PFMFile.java:203)
>         at org.apache.fop.fonts.type1.PFMFile.loadExtension(PFMFile.java:167)
>         at org.apache.fop.fonts.type1.PFMFile.load(PFMFile.java:114)
>         at org.apache.fop.fonts.apps.PFMReader.loadPFM(PFMReader.java:211)
>         at org.apache.fop.fonts.apps.PFMReader.main(PFMReader.java:180)
> 
> On a linux sysem, if I do:
> 
> cat a010013l.pfm
> 
> I get a strange result. The file is outputted to the terminal, but an
> premature end of file seems to be reached.

What did you download, and where did you get the pfm fonts?  I have just 
downloaded the unix distribution, and it includes only afm and pfb fonts.

Peter
-- 
Peter B. West <http://www.powerup.com.au/~pbwest/resume.html>

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