[NTG-context] Problem following "OpenType installation basics for ConTeXt" article

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 22:44:27 CEST 2005


Gavin Sinclair wrote:
> Greetings (first post),
> 
> Adam Lindsay's recent article "OpenType installation basics for
> ConTeXt" in The PracTeX Journal
> (http://www.tug.org/pracjourn/2005-2/lindsay) is very well written.
> Unfortunately, I was unable to perform the first step.
> 
> As the article specified, I ran the command:
> 
> $ texfont --ma --in --ve=public --co=torunska --lcdf --pre --va=liga,kern
> 
> It started off OK, but failed to properly create the map file.

After playing a bit with TeXfont I figured out that it is pretty
hopeless to try to use TeXfont under windows (esp. under MikTeX) until
some code portions get fixed. You can replace single quotes by double
quotes in line 900 of TeXfont, but that won't lead you much further.
There are problems with slashes/backslashes as well (the developers
use linux & mac and probably nobody ever checked the functionality
under windows besides the fact that I had problems with otftotfm
alone).

In the mean time, it's perhaps possible to use linux to make font
metrics/map files and copy them to windows partition again or to
manually call the otftotfm program and make a map file by yourself.

Mojca


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