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Re: Problem with \installfont in fontinst 1.8
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Problem with \installfont in fontinst 1.8
- From: Ulrik Vieth <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 17:57:19 +0200
- CC: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In-reply-to: <35AB96BF.email@example.com> (message from HilmarSchlegel on Tue, 14 Jul 1998 13:34:55 -0400)
> Ulrik Vieth wrote:
>> Does it contain cmr10.pl and cmmi10.pl? Probably not, I guess.
>> (Alan's fontinst-1.335 came with a directory full of .pl files for
>> standard fonts, but I omitted that because they can be generated
>> whenever you need them.)
> It is however quite tedious to regenerate pl files from, say TFM. For
> example the font parameters are not given the required names...
What's the problem?
$ tftopl cmr10
(FACE O 352)
(CODINGSCHEME TEX TEXT)
(DESIGNSIZE R 10.0)
(COMMENT DESIGNSIZE IS IN POINTS)
(COMMENT OTHER SIZES ARE MULTIPLES OF DESIGNSIZE)
(CHECKSUM O 11374260171)
(SLANT R 0.0)
(SPACE R 0.333334)
(STRETCH R 0.166667)
(SHRINK R 0.111112)
(XHEIGHT R 0.430555)
(QUAD R 1.000003)
(EXTRASPACE R 0.111112)
As far as I can see, the codingscheme and the fontdimen parameters
are given proper names (at least for cmr, cmmi, cmsy and cmex).
>> load an .mtx file. If you want to do something fancy using CM fonts,
>> you have to make sure to generate the required .pl files with tftopl.
> See above.
> It would be more reliable to have the original PL at hand (also with
> matching encoding strings) for all the standard fonts.
Sure, it might be more convenient and/or more reliable, but it's
not something essential that cannot be achieved by any other means.
I still maintain the point that its the duty of indvidual fontinst
applications to generate or provide all the required .pl files.