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Re: cmr5

At 03:03 PM 11/2/98 +0300, Vladimir Volovich wrote:

>could someone please clarify why the cmr5 font encoding differs from
>encoding of cmr6, cmr7, cmr8, cmr9, cmr10, cmr12, cmr17?

>cmr5 encoding is like "tex text without f-ligautes", while other cmr*
>fonts (differing only by size) have a "tex text" encoding?

It's one of the little nasties of the ten different encoding schemes used with CM.
There is some claim that ligatures don't make much sense at such small size.
But then the same logic should apply to other 5 point fonts...
It also makes some arrows available at small size that would otherwise not be.

Regards, Berthold.