[OS X TeX] Scaled Courier Default

Will Robertson will at mecheng.adelaide.edu.au
Mon Jul 12 03:25:43 CEST 2004

On 12 Jul 2004, at 10:27 AM, Herb Schulz wrote:

> On 7/11/04 7:38 PM, "Will Robertson" <will at mecheng.adelaide.edu.au> 
> wrote:
>> Are you going to put this up on CTAN?

> I haven't thought about it.
> I assume that I'd have to put it together as .dtx and .ins and I've 
> never
> done that before; that doesn't mean I can't learn. I also have no idea 
> how
> one submits things to CTAN; where does approval come from, etc.?

Considering I haven't done it before (kind of), I'm not the best person 
to ask.
The page to upload is <http://www.ctan.org/upload/>. You simply submit 
it, then someone looks at it and uploads it, pretty much.

I'm not sure if the dtx/ins format is required; it certainly can't 
handle installing .fd files, etc, so I don't see what the point of it 
is with a package like yours --- especially with such simple 
documentation, a plain text read me would (I assume) be good 
enough...although fancy documentation is always nice.

> Finally, the font is called up by the scourier package as pcrs rather 
> than
> pcr, the regular name used in the courier package since the .fd files 
> are
> different although compatible when no scaling is set. The question then
> becomes, should I just redefine the *pcr.fd files or use the new 
> *pcrs,fd
> files? Who do I ``ask'' about that?

I would use the new fd files. It's not like psnfss is going to be 
updated anytime soon.
You could ask on comp.text.tex; I've seen Walter Schmidt around there a 
fair bit recently, and he seems to know more about fonts in LaTeX than 


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