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  • #5403

    Bas
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    While generating RF prominently offers the “Use MacRoman as the start of the glyph order” option. Why is that?

    I’m aware of the First Four Glyphs in Fonts rule for .ttf fonts, and how important that is (eg. if the first four glyphs are not in that specific order, anno 2013 some PCL 5 printer drivers might seriously screw up the typeface in print). So I would understand if RF would prominently offer a “First Four Glyphs in Font” option while generating, but I don’t understand yet the importance of MacRoman.

    #5406

    Bas
    Participant

    Anybody?

    #5407

    frederik
    Keymaster

    kiekeboe!

    Anno 2013 there are still a of awesome nasty text setters around.

    MacRoman came out of a discussion a long long time ago on the beta list.
    Personally I set my own glyph order and be sure that it is starting with a .notdef ….

    (maybe its should be switched off by default…..)

    #5408

    Bas
    Participant

    “came out of a discussion a long long time ago on the beta list” as an answer doesn’t help my understanding a lot…

    #5409

    frederik
    Keymaster

    understandable… :)

    Why Mac Roman: FDK is already using this for their default glyph ordering (see MakeOTFUserGuide.pdf page 10)

    FYI: it will be switched off as default in the next version

    #5411

    Thom
    Participant

    Hm. And why starting with the .notdef?

    #5414

    frederik
    Keymaster

    its highly recommended to set at least the four first char as followed:

    http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/opentype/index_recs.html

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