[OS X TeX] installing t1-fonts

Bruno Voisin Bruno.Voisin at hmg.inpg.fr
Thu Jun 27 15:06:23 CEST 2002

Le jeudi 27 juin 2002, à 02:51 , Gary L. Gray a écrit :

> On 6/27/02 8:50 AM, "Bruno Voisin" <Bruno.Voisin at hmg.inpg.fr> wrote:
>>> Is this community interested in an installer package for CM-Super?
>> YES !!! Especially given that, despite their 0-numbered version, the
>> cm-super fonts seem remarkably stable and bug-free (as seen by a
>> non-specialist).
> What does CM-Super do for the average LaTeX user? Why would I want it?

They include PostScript versions of EC/TC fonts, which for us Europeans 
is rather important: it allows using proper hyphenation rules for 
European languages (I am French).

There are also more inside the fonts, like Cyrillic characters, though I 
didn't manage to use T2 encoding with them successfully.

 From the README:

> The CM-Super package contains Type 1 fonts converted from METAFONT
> fonts and covers entire EC/TC, EC Concrete, EC Bright and LH fonts
> (Computer Modern font families). All European and Cyrillic writings
> are covered. Each Type 1 font program contains ALL glyphs from the
> following standard LaTeX font encodings: T1, TS1, T2A, T2B, T2C, X2,
> and also Adobe StandardEncoding (585 glyphs per non-SC font and 468
> glyphs per SC font), and could be reencoded to any of these encodings
> using standard dvips or pdftex facilities (the corresponding support
> files are also included).


> These Type 1 fonts could be used as a drop-in replacement for LaTeX's
> EC/TC, EC Concrete, EC Bright and LH fonts to create Postscript and
> PDF documents with vector fonts (if you used METAFONT versions of
> EC/TC, EC Concrete, EC Bright or LH fonts, no changes to your LaTeX
> documents are required to use these Type 1 fonts once you have them
> installed). You will still need the METAFONT sources of these fonts to
> be able to generate needed TFM metric files (once you have them
> generated, METAFONT will not be used). You could also prepare EPS or
> PDF illustrations in your favorite applications with texts written
> using these fonts, and then include them in your LaTeX documents.
> These fonts could be used not only in TeX-related applications, but
> also as all other Type 1 text fonts, e.g. in Windows (and you will be
> able to typeset multilingual texts using them).
> Font file names correspond to the scheme used in EC fonts, with the
> first two letters "sf" ("super font") instead of "ec".  E.g., 
> sfrm1000.pfb
> contains all glyphs from:
> ecrm1000, tcrm1000, larm1000, lbrm1000, lcrm1000, rxrm1000.

Bruno Voisin

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