May 26, 2018

Big5/GB enhanced TrueType Font Manager

A True Type Font Manager that handles true type font installation, uninstallation, list, and default font setting. It was originally in the CLE distribution.

The manager doesn’t deal with applications using TTF directly. Instead, it calls modules to handle the details. There are only several predefined behaviours of the modules, like add/remove/list. There are four modules as of version 0.9

chitex For ChiTeX, a Chinese TeX/LaTeX ttf2pk Generate pk/tfm for CJK xfreetype For Xfsft in XFree86 3.3.x and “freetype” module in 4.x xttfm For X-TT in XFree86 3.3.x and “xtt” module in 4.x, avaiable in both tcl and sh versions.

Some modules are Big5/GB enhanced, for better font detection/generation.