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From: Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 09:50:33 +0000
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Vladimir Volovich writes:
 > the technology is based on auto-tracing high-resolution bitmaps --
 > such as 20000 dpi (from gf files produced by metafont), then
 > optimizing and autohinting with fontlab.

fine. but the experience of everyone else (Taco Hoekwater comes to
mind) is that the final stage cleanup is far far more time consuming
than you imply.

 > the resulting fonts look quite good (there are a few very small
 > glitches which could be seen with very high magnification). they may
 > need some hand work (which i will not be able to do due to the lack of
 > time), but even without this i think that this could be better than
 > nothing (at least :).

I think we have been here before. viz Basil Malyshev's Paradissa
fonts, which were *nearly* right, but not quite.