# [tex-live] Re: Problem with T1 encoding and Type1 fonts

Ralf Stubner Ralf.Stubner at physik.uni-erlangen.de
Fri Aug 26 18:05:15 CEST 2005

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:

> However, there is a more basic issue -- as far as I can tell there is no
> way to scale fonts in map files.  There is /SlantFont, /ExtendFont, and
> /ReEncodeFont, but there is no /ScaleFont.

Something like /ScaleFont is not necessary, since Type1 fonts don't have
a size. Both cmr5 and cmr15 are drawn in the same coordinate system with
1000 units per EM, but they have different proportions.

BTW, a admittedly exaggerated example for what happens if one uses TFM
and PFB which do not fit together (needs pdflatex):

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\pdfmapline{+ecrm3583 CMR5 <cmr5.pfb}
\begin{document}
\fontsize{36pt}{43pt}\selectfont Really huge!
\end{document}

I am not sure if anyone is willing to test *all* realistic substitutions
of EC by LM. In addition, cm-super is needed for T2[ABC] encoding, too,
which is not provided by LM. I know no good solution for all this. :-(

cheerio
ralf