[OS X TeX] CM Super, Latin Modern

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Jan 18 15:48:04 CET 2007


Le 18 janv. 07 à 15:21, Roussanka Loukanova a écrit :

> By the way, what would be the declaration in the preamble of a tex  
> file for CM Super?

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{textcomp}

By selecting the T1 encoding you make TeX want to use the EC fonts  
instead of the original CM fonts. The EC fonts are bitmaps, produced  
from MetaFont sources. CM-Super is (to simplify) a PostScript version  
of these fonts.

Without CM-Super, any document using the EC fonts will include them  
as bitmaps, giving ugly display on screen (for example in Adobe  
Reader). With CM-Super, the EC fonts will be included in PostScript  
form, giving nice display.

The additional package call:

\usepackage{lmodern}

makes LaTeX switch to the Latin Modern fonts, giving nicer display  
and smaller file size. But to process older documents which use T1  
encoding but don't call lmodern, you need CM-Super to avoid bitmap  
fonts.

Bruno Voisin


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