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Re: fontname postfixes
On Sun, 21 Feb 1999 14:10:08 -0500, Berthold Horn wrote:
>I personally don't like algorithmic transformations of this nature.
>If the designer wanted a condensed version he/she would
>have designed one. Ditto for slanted, smallcaps etc. The
>fake ones do not look typographically correct.
I agree, as far as text fonts are concerned.
OTOH you cannot provide "faked" math fonts without such tricks;
see e.g. the fonts used by mathptmx.sty or mathpple.sty.
They rely heavily on "artificial" sloping.
>In any case, this - unlike other things like reencoding - is PS
>specific. That is, many rasterizers do not provide a convenient
>mechanism (or any mechanism) to implement the equivalent of
>these PS transformations.
Does this mean that DVI previewers which are ATM-based cannot
display this? This could explain various error reports concerning
bad display of the slanted Euler fonts, which mathpple uses for
the greek letters. (I'm using Ghostscript/GSview for previewing,
so I never get aware of any such problems myself.)