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TrueType font parser
Fountainhead is a TrueType and OpenType font parser. Its main purpose is to extract information from the fonts to help to embed these fonts into PDF documents. It also supports dumping font information to the screen.
There is also an executable to dump fonts.
Add the library as dependency to your project. Alternatively build an executable with:
The binary can be run with:
cabal run fountainhead -- myfont.ttf
or installed locally and executed just as:
This command will output the contents of the font in a format similar to ttfdump from TeXLive.
TrueType and OpenType fonts consist of a sequence of tables and various informations about the font are encoded in these tables. There are both required and optional tables. The first table is a font directory and it describes the overall structure of the font, what tables it contains and at what offset other tables can be found.
This library doesn't parse the whole font at once. The font directory has to be parsed first and can be used then to parse further tables as needed.