# [texhax] Latin Modern with Computer Modern-compatible metrics

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Jun 25 09:34:01 CEST 2013

Am Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:24:48 -0700 schrieb Alex Scorpan:

>> have you tried just using CM-Super? [...]
>
>> You might try to use the CMSuper fonts Simply add
>> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} [...]
>> Herb Schulz

> Thank you.  It was worth looking into it, but — alas — it is even
> worse.  Eg, the string x'' is about 2.5pt wider in CM than in
> CM-super.  Indeed, for the quotation mark , I see in cmr10.tfm
> (in PL translation)

But did you actually try if this affects many places? If I run a
test with blindtext the output is identical:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrartcl}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\blindtext[2]

\fontencoding{T1}\selectfont
\blindtext[2]

\end{document}

If I add your example  x'' I get a different output, but this
looks as if the tfm needs to be adjusted only in a few places.
Perhaps you can even handle this cases by adding some kerning with
the help of microtype.

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Ulrike Fischer
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