Copyright (C) 1994, Basil K. Malyshev. All rights reserved. Partial font downloading utility. SYSTEMS: Unix, VMS, IBM-PC/MS-DOS. NEEDED: GhostScript interpreter: GS 2.6.1 (recomended) or GS 3.12 This tool realizes partial downloading of the ATM compatible Type 1 fonts required in the specified PostScript file. This tool is combination of - the psfstat.ps PostScript script which collects information about font using - and SubFont program which extracts from source fonts subfonts which contains only required characters. This approach, in comparison with well known DVIPSONE partial font downloading facility, has follow advantages: 1. That can be applied in many systems which generates PostScript output. So, psfstat.ps script was tested with: a. DVIPS output; b. Frame Output; c. MS Windows PostScript driver output. 2. That prepare not only text fonts but also fonts used in inserted pictures. However, this approach requires a lot of CPU time to complete scanning of the PostScript file. ==== USING, for example with DVIPS. ==== Tune DVIPS font maps such that ATM compatible Type 1 fonts will not be copied into output PostScript file. So, you must use for font mapping cmfonts.ref file which contains lines like: cmr10 cmr10 but not cmfonts.map file which contains lines like: cmr10 cmr10 <cmr10.pfb In correct case, After command dvips -P??? foo you will have PostScript file without fonts, which you can print by command fload foo.ps | lpr Basil K. Malyshev, 11/24/94 22:59:01, Geneve, Switzerland. E-Mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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fontload – A partial font downloading utility
The tool scans a PostScript file, and replaces the embedded Adobe Type 1 fonts with appropriately subsetted versions. The process of scanning the file is done using a PostScript program executing in ghostscript.
The need for the tool has largely disappeared, for (La)TeX users, following the introduction of the partial-downloading capabilities of current versions of dvips.
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