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

Marcus 'biesior' Biesioroff vsbies at wp.pl
Mon Feb 1 11:33:31 CET 2010

W dniu 2010-02-01 10:17, Jigal van Hemert pisze:
 > Hi,
 > 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?

Aaaaj my fault, excuse me please :) I wrote the subject and then check 
the font to make sure and... it is Type1 (just forgot correct the 
subject), excuse me the mish-mash, now it's too late :/

 >> 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.

Thanks! I will try your suggestions and let you know if this will solve 
the problem.

Marcus 'biesior' Biesioroff
a.k.a. Marek Krawczyk (original)

Polish TYPO3 Community Proud Member

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