[OS X TeX] Re: font management simplified

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Oct 5 15:19:56 CEST 2004

On Tuesday, October 5, 2004, at 12:01  AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> Returning to your question, why not call things by their full name and 
> leave it to the user to introduce abbreviations if desired?
> For instance, my abbreviation for one of your macros is Tabul. It 
> works for me in that I have no doubt as to what it is but it may not 
> work for others who have other semi-conscious references.

The biggest problem is that one needs a standard, the fonts aren't 
standardized, and the extant latex way of doing things is computer 
modern centric and makes decisions which make it difficult to implement 
what can be done with fonts other than Computer Modern to the same 
standard of abstraction which Latex (rightly) requires.

Will (Robertson), I've got to get a push on to finish my TUG2003 paper, 
right after that, I'll dust off the long fontname convention I'd worked 
up, and send it to you by private e-mail and we'll find a good place to 
discuss it, announce that, and hammer out an implementation.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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