Question: Truetype fonts on Imagesetters

Subject: Question: Truetype fonts on Imagesetters
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 08:52:39 -0500

Apologies in advance for cross-posting this, but I wanted
to get feedback from both editors and writers with
experience in publishing.

Question: The conventional wisdom is that you shouldn't
send TrueType fonts to a Postscript imagesetter (to output
film), particularly if you do it via a Postscript printer
file (*.prn). Has anyone actually tried this? Any war
stories re. the results? Any advice and cautions?

Context: We're working in AmiPro, a low-end word processor,
and produce camera-ready copy for our printer. We're trying
to streamline our publishing process and simultaneously
resolve a few output problems with our graphics. Going to a
full PostScript setup would help a lot, but that's simply
not in the cards... office politics rears its ugly head. So
as a compromise (or perhaps a first step towards a full
Postscript solution), perhaps sticking with the TrueType
fonts and using Postscript illustrations might work. Ah,
but there are those rumors of problems...

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.

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