RFC: sfd2ttf

Mike McCormack mike at codeweavers.com
Fri Apr 28 01:11:07 CDT 2006

Markus Amsler wrote:

> Here's a first version of an sfd2ttf tool based on fontforge-20051205. 
> You can dwonload it from [1].

Great work!

> It consists of 5 files (with Makefile) and has a size of 500K. There's 
> still some dead code lying around, I think I can bring it down to 
> 300K-400K. Is this acceptable?

I think it should be, and will help you to bring it in line with 
Alexandre's wishes where possible.  He's on holiday in Greece at the 
moment, so you might have a to wait a bit for his comments.

> TTF generation was a bit harder. I decided to output TrueType, with 
> bitmap tables from OpenType. The others ttf variations (full OpenType or 
> even aat (Apple Advanced Typography)) are not supported, as it would 
> make the tool a lot bigger (factor 2-5 or so) and i believe it's not 
> needed (right?).
> I'm really no font expert, so any comment is welcome.

Seems reasonable, but I'm not a font expert either.


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