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Re: Mathematical typesetting with PostScript Times-Roman fonts
From: "Nelson H. F. Beebe" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 08:20:45 -0700 (MST)
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (TEX FONTS)
X-US-Mail: "Center for Scientific Computing, University of Utah, Salt Lake
City, UT 84112, USA"
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>> I have written a book in LaTeX ... used the stylefile times.sty
>> ... the formulas are still coming out in cmmi12.
Right, that is because standard PostScript Times-Roman family fonts
lack the necessary math characters. This has been remedied in the
MathTimes package developed by the American Mathematical Society and
used in many of their journals.
Minor correction: Actually it is Lucida Bright + Lucida New Math that
AMS uses --- and no, they did not develop it. Bigelow & Holmes designed
the original versions of Lucida Bright, and Y&Y revised the fonts for use
with TeX, and turned them into hand hinted ATM compatible Adobe Type 1 format.
This font set -- as well as Lucida Bright Expert which adds bold math
seriffed fixed width, non-connecting handwriting etc. -- is available from
Y&Y and Blue Sky Research.
The package is available commercially
from several TeX vendors (see my home page [address above and below])
for a list of several.
Minor correction: MathTime was developed by Michael Spivak
(at the time of `TeXplorators, Inc' now of `Publish or Perish, Inc.').
Y&Y turned his fonts into hand hinted ATM compatible Adobe Type 1 format.
These fonts are available only from http://www.YandY.com
and http://www.BlueSky.com. MathTime Plus - which extends the MathTime 1.1
font set with bold math, upright Greek, and script faces is available
exclusively from Y&Y.
Unlike TeX, LaTeX, et al, the MathTimes package is NOT freely distributable.
Nelson H. F. Beebe Tel: +1 801 581 5254
Center for Scientific Computing FAX: +1 801 581 4148
Department of Mathematics, 105 JWB Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Utah URL: http://www.math.utah.edu/~beebe
Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA