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Re: sites for downloading afm-files
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 12:17:17 +0200 (CET)
From: Jan P Glaescher <Jan.P.Glaescher@psychol.uni-giessen.de>
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Hi psfonts experts,
I noticed in the `README´ of `fontname´ that you are one of
the maintainers of this naming scheme. Since there are
fontname lists of the Digital Typeface Corporation and Bitstream
included, I thought that you might know a web of ftp site where
I can download the matching afm-files for my psfonts of these
two companies, which I unfortunately only have in the *.pfb and
*.pfm format. I would really appreciate _any_ hints on this
question --- even the home site of the Digital Typeface Corporation
would help since the common search engines were not able to find
this site on the web.
Thanks for any hints in advance,
AFAIK, DTC is out of business. AFAI remember they made low grade rip-offs
of mostly BitStream fonts, which themselves may be of dubious heritage,
according to some ("We did contact the designers and offered to pay
them royalties, but they wanted too much...").
Why to you need the AFMs? If you just need TFMs you may be able to
generate these in your TeX system after installing the fonts using ATM.
Perhaps you can use Y&Y's Font Manipulation Package. It includes
PFAtoAFM and PFMtoAFM, which together construct as complete and
accurate an AFM file as you can get if you don't have the original.
DISCLAIMER: I have connections with http://www.YandY.com