[TYPO3-english] GIFBUILDER and TrueType fonts (problem with national signs)

Jigal van Hemert jigal at xs4all.nl
Mon Feb 1 10:17:58 CET 2010


Marcus 'biesior' Biesioroff wrote:
> I'm using Type1 (PFB) fonts with GIFBUILDER and it renders the text 

The subject says TrueType fonts :-) Is it TrueType or Type1 or OpenType?

> almost correctly, the only problem is with national (Polish) signs, they 
> are just not rendered... Of course the font library contains proper 
> signs as I use the same font file in DTP and other tasks...

I've seen problems with OpenType fonts. I found a few bug reports for 
freetype (the font rendering library which is used by GD, etc. to render 
fonts on *nix systems) that it couldn't always handle diacriticals in 
OpenType fonts correctly. I converted the font to TrueType and the 
problems were gone.

OpenType fonts can contain TrueType or Type1 outlines. That might be 
confusing for some.

You could try the switch between TrueType and Type1 versions of the font 
and see if that solves the problem.

Jigal van Hemert.

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