John Hunter <jdhunter@...5...> writes:
FYI, matplotlib used to depend on fonttools, but we found the
dependency too onerous and booted it and wrote our own, lighter
freetype support. So I would be reluctant to reintroduce this
OK. Was it just that you don't want to require mpl users to install
fonttools, or were there other problems with it?
Does anyone here have experience with subsetting TrueType fonts (or
Type 1 or OpenType, for that matter)? One pretty frequent complaint is
that the eps files produced by matplotlib can be huge because they
include the full font. Nowadays some popular fonts include characters
for Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, and possibly even Chinese,
Japanese, and Korean, so a font can be several megabytes large.