CSX questions

rcohen at sas.upenn.edu rcohen at sas.upenn.edu
Tue Jun 29 16:59:32 UTC 1993

Tom Ridgeway warns in his *Readme* file that moving TrueType or PostScript
fonts from the PC to the Mac environment is not a trivial matter. I can
attest to the problem, as a friend created both type of fonts through
*Fontographer* on the Mac, and when I attempted to move them over to the
PC, there were many problems associated with character mapping and the
manner in which the fonts were drawn on the screen.

That aside, Tom Ridgeway has once again rendered a service to Indologists,
and we should thank him for it. Well done, Tom!

Dominik Wujastyk wrote:
> In message Mon, 28 Jun 93 17:44:08 BST,
>   Michael Everson <EVERSON at IE.UCD.IRLEARN>  writes:
> > After some confusion I managed to download the specifications to
> > the CS and CSX code pages. I don't have a TeX reader so I had to
> > guess a bit about some of the formatting, but it was legible enough.
> > What I want to do is make a Macintosh font I can use to prepare
> > text files in a format which will be acceptable on many formats;
> > so here's my question: since the characters in PC page 437 have
> > different values than on the Mac code page (location of German
> > SHARP S is different, for instance), I'm wondering if a utility
> > like Apple File Exchange doesn't remap PC and Mac text somewhat
> > so that E-ACUTE remains E-ACUTE across the code pages. So when
> > I make a Mac CS/CSX compatible font, do I just follow the
> > layout given here, or do I remap? Is this clear? Is there a
> > Mac implementation already of CS?
> Yes, Madhav Deshpande's fonts use CSX coding and are for the Mac.  But see
> also today's announcement by Tom Ridgeway.  Get his outline fonts from
> blackbox.hacc.washington.edu:/pub/indic/outlines and try those.  They should
> work fine on a Mac.
> Dominik
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University of Pennsylvania, 820 Williams Hall, Univ. of Pennsylvania
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