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#44703 - 08/19/13 10:26 AM Feature request - Open Type Font
Walli Offline
OL Expert

Registered: 02/13/13
Posts: 320
Loc: Ontario
Open Type Fonts with PostScript outline is not supported by PlanetPress. If the font outline is TrueType, then the font is supported.

It would be very useful if OTF fonts with PostScript outline is also supported by PlanetPress.
Best Regars

#44712 - 08/20/13 09:15 AM Re: Feature request - Open Type Font [Re: Walli]
Raphael Lalonde Lefebvre Offline
OL Expert

Registered: 10/14/05
Posts: 4956
Loc: Objectif Lune Montreal
Hi Walli,

This has already been requested, and unfortunately, it will not happen, at least not during version 7's lifetime.

PostScript outline OpenType fonts have many characteristics that would be currently difficult to implement in PlanetPress, it would be quite a lot of work to implement support for those fonts. We also haven't had that many cases where the customer absolutely required the use of a PostScript OpenType, and in the few cases where they did, there are workarounds, such as using a font conversion software.

The hard work required, the low demand, and the existance of workarounds are the reasons why this will not be implemented for the time being.

Raphaël Lalonde Lefebvre

#47909 - 05/15/14 10:40 AM Re: Feature request - Open Type Font [Re: Walli]
Lou Pace Offline
OL User

Registered: 01/10/04
Posts: 69
Loc: Bloomfield, New Jersey
OpenType has become the standard, TrueType is the predecessor. Not my words, See here:
Wouldn't this effort, although a lot of work, be the correct progression of PlanetPress, even if just to keep up with other competing products in the market?

#47914 - 05/15/14 01:31 PM Re: Feature request - Open Type Font [Re: Walli]
Yannick Fortin Offline
OL Expert

Registered: 08/25/00
Posts: 354
Loc: Objectif Lune Montréal
Contrary to popular belief, PlanetPress does support OpenType fonts. Actually, since about Windows 2000, all of the fonts shipped with the base operating system as well as those installed by Microsoft Office are OpenType. And all of those work flawlessly with PlanetPress.

What PlanetPress does not support are OpenType with PostScript outlines, the less common of the two flavours of OpenType. As long as OpenType with TrueType outlines are used, which accounts for probably 90% of the fonts, PlanetPress will work as expected.
Yannick Fortin, Team OL

#47916 - 05/15/14 01:45 PM Re: Feature request - Open Type Font [Re: Walli]
Benoit Potvin

This FAQ basically states what Yannick explained:

FAQ-1467: OpenType Support