[lucida] why these strange tfm names?

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Oct 2 00:48:52 CEST 2008

    may I ask why the .tfm files still have these strange names?  

Because existing packages and documents use them.

You are right that we are not concerned with the 8.3 limitation any
more.  (It's quite possible some of them don't meet 8.3 requirements
anyway, I haven't checked.)

    # mv hlhr8y.tfm lbr.tfm
    # ln -s hlhr8y.tfm lbr.tfm

No, it won't work (without further massive and painful changes), because
psfonts.map (et al.)  use the tfm name.  Remember the tfm name is all
that TeX knows ...


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