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  1. Ralf Herrmann

    The Font Wars

    A look back at the 1980s and 1990s when a new computer-based design industry was built around the Macintosh and companies like Adobe, Apple and Microsoft moved from bitmap to vector fonts.
  2. Ralf Herrmann

    Thirty Years of TrueType Fonts

    Greg Hitchcock from Microsoft sheds some light on the beginnings of the TrueType format and its development over the years.
  3. Hello, I'm just delving into font technologies, so please forgive whatever ignorance demonstrated by my question. I'm modifying and extending an Erlang application that generates PDF files: https://github.com/hwatkins/erlguten Currently it supports 13 Adobe Type I fonts. I'd like to add OpenSource TrueType fonts. To do this, I need to end up with modules that looks something like this: https://github.com/hwatkins/erlguten/blob/master/src/eg_font_7.erl NOTE: You can open *.erl files with any text editor. In other words, I need to convert TrueType font metrics into the format illustrated in this file. ErlGuten has a conversion module that may or may not help: https://github.com/hwatkins/erlguten/blob/master/src/eg_afm.erl Googling galore, I find many references to TrueType .ttf files, but can't find how to derive/find the actual metrics. Can kind souls please point the way? And/or please let me know if I'm missing anything else of importance to complete my task. All the best, LRP eg_font_7.erl eg_afm.erl
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