[Mac OS X TeX] TeX fonts and Illustrator 10

Siep siepo at cybercomm.nl
Sat Dec 22 07:39:01 EST 2001

On Fri, 21 Dec 2001 15:51:48 -0500
William Adams <wadams at atlis.com> wrote:

> Siep asked:
> >Does Create understand PostScript/pdf Bezier curves?
> Yes. There's a bezier pen tool, and one can draw any path / curve one
> needs. Not quite as efficiently as in FH as I've posted here in the past
> (though I do appreciate Andrew Stone's adding click-to-close path).

Today I downloaded a fresh copy of Create and it still looks to me like
splines; the pen tool is a spline pen tool, and apparently Type1 fonts,
when converted to outlines, are converted to something different from
their native Bezier curves, because you get way too many anchor points.

I guess for many kinds of artwork the difference doesn't matter
all that much but for e.g. logo design it is enough reason to look


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