Font::TTF::Name

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NAME
       Font::TTF::Name - String table for a TTF font

DESCRIPTION
       Strings are held by number, platform, encoding and language. Strings
       are accessed as:

           $f->{'name'}{'strings'}[$number][$platform_id][$encoding_id]{$language_id}

       Notice that the language is held in an associative array due to its
       sparse nature on some platforms such as Microsoft ($pid = 3). Notice
       also that the array order is different from the stored array order
       (platform, encoding, language, number) to allow for easy manipulation
       of strings by number (which is what I guess most people will want to
       do).

       By default, $Font::TTF::Name::utf8 is set to 1, and strings will be
       stored as UTF8 wherever possible. The method is_utf8 can be used to
       find out if a string in a particular platform and encoding will be
       returned as UTF8. Unicode strings are always converted if utf8 is
       requested. Otherwise, strings are stored according to platform:

           ***WARNING NON-UTF8 is deprecated and utf8 strings has become the default***

       You now have to set <$Font::TTF::Name::utf8> to 0 to get the old
       behaviour.

       Apple Unicode (platform id = 0)
           Data is stored as network ordered UCS2. There is no encoding id for
           this platform but there are language ids as per Mac language ids.

       Mac (platform id = 1)
           Data is stored as 8-bit binary data, leaving the interpretation to
           the user according to encoding id.

       Unicode (platform id = 2)
           Currently stored as 16-bit network ordered UCS2. Upon release of
           Perl 5.005 this will change to utf8 assuming current UCS2 semantics
           for all encoding ids.

       Windows (platform id = 3)
           As per Unicode, the data is currently stored as 16-bit network
           ordered UCS2. Upon release of Perl 5.005 this will change to utf8
           assuming current UCS2 semantics for all encoding ids.

INSTANCE VARIABLES
       strings
           An array of arrays, etc.

METHODS
       $t->read

       Reads all the names into memory

       $t->out($fh)

       Writes out all the strings

       $t->XML_element($context, $depth, $key, $value)

       Outputs the string element in nice XML (which is all the table really!)

       $t->XML_end($context, $tag, %attrs)

       Store strings in the right place

       is_utf8($pid, $eid)

       Returns whether a string of a given platform and encoding is going to
       be in UTF8

       find_name($nid)

       Hunts down a name in all the standard places and returns the string and
       for an array context the pid, eid & lid as well

BUGS
       ยท   Unicode type strings will be stored in utf8 for all known
           platforms, once Perl 5.6 has been released and I can find all the
           mapping tables, etc.

AUTHOR
       Martin Hosken Martin_Hosken@sil.org. See the Font::TTF::Font manpage
       for copyright and licensing.























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