POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : Borked diacritical marks : Re: Borked diacritical marks Server Time
15 Jul 2024 13:09:40 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Borked diacritical marks  
From: Le Forgeron
Date: 30 Jan 2023 00:42:42
Message: <63d758d2$1@news.povray.org>
Le 22/01/2023 à 21:38, Bald Eagle a écrit :
> Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> Thanks for looking into this, it bothered me too, but it wasn't something that I
> was prepared to invest a whole lot of time investigating.
>> The results are bafflingly inconsistent:
> Yes, I think someone is going to have to sift through some of the source to see
> what's going on.
> I do recall clipka saying that POV-Ray takes the font files and makes prisms
> from them - so maybe something gets messed up in that process, or there's some
> fork in the process when the algorithm encounters something in the code that it
> doesn't like, and POV-Ray somehow sorta does its own thing.
> I wonder if a font editor or hex editor would reveal any attributes/properties
> that are common denominators among the borked character glyph definitions.

I would recommend looking at the font files in FontForge (also available 
in Linux)

> Otherwise, I don't really see how it can be any different than the WYSIWYG word
> processor result.

IIRC, font files can have various descriptions (Mac vs non Mac...) 
usually both, but they might diverge. Also the kerning informations 
might be tricky.

Any share of the font files from initial post ?

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