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*To*: laurent@math.toronto.edu*Subject*: Re: TeX on Easy Street*From*: Sebastian Rahtz <s.rahtz@elsevier.co.uk>*Date*: Wed, 7 Feb 1996 09:52:58 GMT*Cc*: barry@bluesky.com, beebe@science.utah.edu, m@math.toronto.edu, pragma@pi.net, seroul@math.u-strasbg.fr, tex-fonts@math.utah.edu*In-Reply-To*: <9602070636.AA72283@brauer.math.toronto.edu>*References*: <9602070636.AA72283@brauer.math.toronto.edu>

Larry Siebenmann writes: > > Idee naive : on transforme en police de type I une > > instantiation (mais cela a-t-iol un sens ?), puis on > > utilise Ed Metrics pour obtenir le tfm. well, yes, it is that easy, in essence > TeX viewer programmers could and should > therefore endeavor to have MM fonts sub in for > unavailable type 1 fonts. And in conditions that > tap multi-master talents to produce good results. the flaw is that this is clever bit in ATM/Acrobat, surely, the matching up of a desired font to an MM instance. not that easy to replicate > When this is accomplished we will probably find that by > TeX-setting with *any* standardly encoded font with > reasonably normal metric properties and deleting most of > each font pfb, the MM mechanism will click in and > provide readible and sometimes handsome text. we get this already simply by using Adobe's Distiller program. works fine. there is a related question, which is deliberate use of MM fonts in TeX; Michel Goossens, Rib Fairbairns and I have a paper about this in the latest TUGboat. We use a manual systsem for deriving instances, but as Berthold pointed out, ATM in combination with Y&Y TeX makes is a lot smoother. i do actually have a MakeTeXTFM script for Unix which responds to font requests for any of the standard LATeX series and shape and size setups by creating a Minion instance. how its done is trivial - the interesting part is what the value of the "boldness" vector is for "sb" as opposed to "b"! sebastian

**References**:**TeX on Easy Street***From:*laurent@math.toronto.edu (Larry Siebenmann)

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