type1 module non built by git xorg-server

Juliusz Chroboczek Juliusz.Chroboczek at pps.jussieu.fr
Wed Jun 18 09:36:35 PDT 2008

> i'm on the git xorg-server and i've been trying to tune up my new board and
> noticed that the type1 font module isn't built anymore by xorg-server (on
> 1.4.0.x serie was present) i've tried to look around in my configuration but
> haven't been able to find anything useful about why it was missing, so i
> thought about asking here if there is some requirement to build it up.

The type1 module was hopelessly buggy, and its functionality was
mostly superseded by the freetype module.  It has been removed from
the X.Org distribution.


I say mostly, since there is one bit of functionality that the old
type1 module supported and the freetype module doesn't: CID keyed
fonts.  CID keyed fonts are fortunately obsolete, and if you have any
remaining, they can be losslessly converted to OpenType/CFF using Free
tools (I recommend Fontforge).


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