updated version of the PS backend

Hello John,

    >> One other PS quasi-bug you may want to be aware of is the way
    >> truetype fonts are embedded. The basic problem is that Paul
    >> couldn't find a way to access the individual glyph information
    >> so ended up having to embed the entire font. ...
    > Yes, I know about this. Let's see whether I can do
    > anything ...

    > It would also be nice if I could find a way to use the
    > printer's built-in fonts if the user wants to. This
    > should lead to really small PostScript files and really
    > high quality printed glyphs.

This is effectively what we were doing before we started embedding PS
fonts in matplotlib (0.61 I believe). So you can check out a CVS
version prior to that and take a look. It might be nice to support
this as an rc option, to use afm fonts. matplotlib has an afm parser
and ships with the standard afm files.



On Sun, Oct 31, 2004 at 10:54:04AM -0600, John Hunter wrote: