[OS X TeX] cfr-lm: users? documentation?

Dr. Clea F. Rees cfrees at imapmail.org
Fri May 28 01:45:40 CEST 2010

I just uploaded an updated version of cfr-lm to CTAN. The package
provides enhanced support for the Latin Modern fonts. This version is
designed for use with version 2.004 of the fonts (currently included in
TL 2009).

At the moment, the only documentation for the package, which I consider
experimental, is contained in the README. I noted in my upload that I
would be happy to provide documentation *if* there is any interest in it
and so it was suggested that I ask on a general TeX discussion list for

Do you currently use cfr-lm? If not, would you be interested in doing
so? If you use it or would be interested in doing so, would
documentation be helpful?

Note that cfr-lm is not currently included in TL because of its
experimental status so using it does require installing it first.

The text of the upload announcement, which includes a description of
the package is included below.



The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: cfr-lm
Version number: updated version for Latin Modern 2.004
Author's name: Clea F. Rees
Author's email: cfrees <at> imapmail <dot> org
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/exptl/cfr-lm
Summary description: Enhanced support for the Latin Modern fonts.
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
The package supports a number of features of the Latin
Modern fonts which are not easily accessible via the default
(La)TeX support provided in the official distribution. In
particular, the package supports the use of the various
styles of digits available, small-caps and upright italic
shapes, and alternative weights and widths. It also supports
variable width typewriter and the “quotation” font.

By default, the package uses proportional oldstyle digits
and variable width typewriter but this can be changed by
passing appropriate options to the package. The package also
supports using e.g. different styles of digits within a
document so it is possible to use proportional oldstyle
digits by default, say, but tabular lining digits within a
particular table. See the README for details.

The package requires the official Latin Modern distribution,
lmodern, including its (La)TeX support. The package relies
on the availability of both the fonts themselves and the
official font support files.  The package also makes use of
the nfssext-cfr  package.

Only the T1 and TS1 encodings are supported for text fonts.
The set up of fonts for mathematics is identical to that
provided by Latin Modern.

This version has been updated for version 2.004 of the Latin
Modern fonts. cfr-lm.sty has been significantly revised to
offer more flexible and robust options. The production of
the virtual fonts has been tweaked to improve accent
placement by adjusting for some peculiarities in the lmodern

This package is located at
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . 
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

Notes to maintainers:
Package is still considered experimental but has apparently been tested by at least one person besides me. So that doubles the number who've used it.

As noted in the README, I am more than willing to write proper documentation for this *if* there is any evidence at all that anybody would be interested in it. Right now I'm afraid proper documentation would only suggest a degree of robustness unjustified by the package itself.

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