Checking the length of Postscript names

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William
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Checking the length of Postscript names

Post by William » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:24 am

I am making a symbol font and have been adding some Postscript names. Most of the names are fairly short, but I named one glyph as ultramarine_made_from_lapis_lazuli and then wondered if having 34 characters in the name was too many.

The font validated with no problems reported.

After searching in the forum for postscript length I found the following post.

viewtopic.php?p=1553#p1553

So, I changed the Postscript name to become ultramarine_from_lapis_lazuli instead.

I am writing to ask if consideration could be given as to whether the Font Validation Wizard could notify a problem if a Postscript name longer than 31 characters is being used please.

William Overington

14 March 2009

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Re: Checking the length of Postscript names

Post by William » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:18 am

William wrote:I am making a symbol font and have been adding some Postscript names.
The font, Pop Symbols, is now published and is available from the following thread in the Gallery.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2642

William Overington

14 March 2009

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