From: F J Franklin <F.J.F<ranklin@sh...> - 2001-05-19 13:34:06
libwmf2 now optionally searches for two different fontmaps, both in the
XML format. By default these are
system `sys' fontmap: /usr/share/fonts/fontmap
non-system `xtra' fontmap: $prefix/share/libwmf/fonts/fontmap
These are set by configure, and can overridden at run-time using the
command line options
By default, libwmf2 restricts itself to the 13 standard fonts. To extend
the fontmapping, you need to specify the fontmaps, as above, or use the
The default `xtra' fontmap, which is the one that gets installed, lists
only the 13 standard fonts. To update this, or to create a separate,
personal fontmap, there is a new a utility:
libwmf-fontmap [--map=<fontmap>] [<dir> [<dir> [...]]]
libwmf-fontmap searches each specified directory for fonts (at the moment
only postscript and some true type fonts can be handled) and adds any
found to the fontmap.
I get mixed results. Having improved support is great, but I've noticed
some alignment problems which I don't pretend to understand; and
(bizarrely) I see slight differences between PFB & TTF for the same font.
WARNING: Using non-system fonts with wmf2eps is not adviseable.
Francis James Franklin
Their consultation consisted chiefly in propounding and supporting, for
the thousandth time, each his favourite theories.
--- George MacDonald