Re: Saprutum Script
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 25, 2001, 2:56|
How do i read PS files? I'm running win98.
"there is nothing new under the sun."
~ Quo:helet, (in Ju:d,ajca: orthography)
On Tue, 24 Apr 2001 20:21:20 +0000 kam@CARROT.CLARA.NET writes:
> I do read the digests, honest guys, just don't get round to answering
> much. Probaby because once I started I'd be at it all week, I'm sure
> understand ...
> The Babel Text in Saprutum (Postscript file) now has the native
> script as
> well as the "Romanised" version. An explanation will follow soon,
> but if
> you want to figure it out for yourselves follow the link near the
> top of
> my grammar page :
> or get it direct as
> Anyone with Linux should be able to view it with Ghostview.
> The characters are at the stage of early Roman/Greek capitals, i.e.
> lines and curves, no fancy serifs etc. I found it relatively easy to
> produce this as a Type 3 (roll your own) Postscript font, but I
> don't know
> how to turn this into anything that other software can handle. What
> done for now is to write a Perl script that picks the Saprutum
> strings out
> of a Latex source file, and replaces them with an "\insertgraphics"
> references to temporary files that contain an appropriate Postscript
> subroutine call. Then the resulting *.tex file goes to Latex and the
> *.dvi file that Latex produces goes to DVIPS which combines all the
> into the final Postscript file. This is not ideal, but it seems an
> way to develop a new font and play around with kerning and ligatures
> so on.
> Has anyone used the GNU Fontutils package? So far I've only read
> some of the
> documentation. They seem designed to produce "proper fonts" from
> images, so as I already have a font of sorts, it feels like I'd be
> "all around the houses" to get to where I need to be. Anyone know a
> short cut?
> Comments on the appearance and (il-)legibility of the font will be
> received with interest :-)