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Re: Saprutum Script

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 25, 2001, 2:56
How do i read PS files?  I'm running win98.

-Stephen (Steg)
 "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 > you > 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. > basic > 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 > I've > 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 > pieces > into the final Postscript file. This is not ideal, but it seems an > easy > way to develop a new font and play around with kerning and ligatures > and > 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 > scanned > images, so as I already have a font of sorts, it feels like I'd be > going > "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 :-) > > Keith


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>