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[Freebangfont-devel] Optimizing

From: Michael Steidley
Subject: [Freebangfont-devel] Optimizing
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 20:26:00 -0500
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> C. Regarding the Bengali Glyphs
> ===============================
> Michael was going through some of the fonts, and he reported to me that the
> fonts
> were good, but some more optimisation could be done (Likhan's size can be
> reduced 
> by around 25%, for instance).
> Michael - waiting for you to speak on this :).

Please take a look at this to see what I mean about optimizing the glyphs:

I am currently working on the glyph in AkaashNormal and in addition to
saving back into the font I will have them saved as Adobe Illustrator files
- which can be imported into pfaedit and other font editors - so others can
re-use them as needed.

I am saving them based on their position in the font and their unicode
number (i.e. The files can be renamed by someone more familiar
with the glyph names if you want to do that.

After I am done I can move on to optimize other glyphs if you want or need
me to do so.

> P.S.: The contents of these results are mostly greek to me, so any
> interpretaions would be welcome. Also a comment on Mukti: it's not recognized
> as a font file in Win2k, and although Pafedit loads the ttf and saves a sfd
> file from it, it then segfaults when trying to load the sfd file again.

As you can see if you take a look at the reports, most of the warnings and
errors have to do with the "glyf" section which will be taken care of with
the glyph optimization.

The other problems we can resolve without too much trouble once the glyphs
are in good shape.

Mukti's problem in the "head" section is probably what is causing it to be
unusable as a font in Win2k. What font editor is being used to create Mukti?

--Michael Steidley

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