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

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Sep 11 19:52:49 CEST 2005


Mojca Miklavec wrote:

>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).
>
>  
>
the problem is limited to the otf part ... the rest works ok for me on 
windows

>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.
>  
>
we can set up a font repository ... 

Hans 

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