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Re: psnfss and lw35nfss
I downloaded the psnfss-beta package and played about with it and
found the following...
- famtool.pl tries to invoke something called `cs', which failed on my
system -- cs does not seem to be a standard part of Unix (I checked
NEXTSTEP and Solaris) or teTeX 0.4.
- I don't understand why fonts like Times Roman get special treatment
in this setup. For example, Narrow and Extended versions of Times
Roman and Platino Roman are created, but no Narrow and Extended
versions of New Century Schoolbook or Bookman. Similarly (and
possibly less importantly?), we only have a mathptm package, and
no mathppl, mathpnc or mathpbk. In my opinion, Times Roman is
at least as over-exposed as Computer Modern, and so having to
use it to get some features doesn't seem right.
Also, the Narrow and Extended versions even for Times are just
made for the Roman set. Having a Bold Extended version seems like
it might be very nice. (And possibly doing the all the series
including Itialic in Narrow and Extended would make sense).
- I'd love to see something explaining the naming conventions used
for fonts. I'm sure there probably is something somewhere on CTAN
but I couldn't make anything appropriate out in this distribution.
For example, why is Helvetica-Narrow phvr8rn and not phvrn8r?
- Naming Perl scripts '.pl' can be a bit confusing since '.pl' is used
by the very scripts themselves to refer to property list files.
Anyway, these are just my initial thoughts... Opinions welcome...