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NAME

       PS_findfont — Loads a font

SYNOPSIS

       #include <pslib.h>

       int PS_findfont(PSDoc *psdoc, const char *fontname, const char *encoding, int embed)

DESCRIPTION

       Loads  a  font for later use. Before text is output with a loaded font it must be set with
       PS_setfont(3). This function needs the adobe font metric file in order  to  calculate  the
       space  used  up  by  the  characters.  A  font  which is loaded within a page will only be
       available on that page. Fonts which are to be used in the  complete  document  has  to  be
       loaded  before  the  first  call of PS_begin_page(3). Calling PS_findfont(3) between pages
       will make that font available for all following pages.

       PS_findfont will try to load the file passed in the parameter encoding. Encoding files are
       of  the  same syntax as those used by dvips(1). They contain a font encoding vector (which
       is currently not used but must be present) and a list of extra  ligatures  to  extend  the
       list of ligatures derived from the afm file.

       encoding  can  be  NULL  or  the empty string if the default encoding (TeXBase1) schall be
       used.

       If the encoding is set to `builtin' then there will be no reencoding and the font specific
       encoding will be used. This is very useful with symbol fonts.

       All  files will first be searched in the current directory and than in the directories set
       by the parameter `SearchPath`.

RETURN VALUE

       Returns the identifier of the font or zero in case of  an  error.   The  identifier  is  a
       positiv number.

SEE ALSO

       PS_setfont(3), PS_begin_page(3)

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by Uwe Steinmann <uwe@steinmann.cx>.

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