[OS X TeX] MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 53, Issue 12

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Fri Mar 16 23:37:27 CET 2012

On Mar 16, 2012, at 12:40 PM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:

>> If you like Utopia's rather austere, unornamented style in all other respects, you might wish to check out the comments by Walter Schmidt (the PSNFSS guru) at
>> http://home.vrweb.de/~was/putx.html
>> He provides a package of alternative metrics and virtual fonts to improve their appearance, plus a replacement for parts of the fourier package making use of his rather than the original Utopia metrics. (He increased the space between letters by a small amount and the interword space by a larger amount.)
> Those metrics haven't been updated/fixed yet? I ask because the date on the cite page of Walter Schmidt is 2005.

But if I had written a book using the original fourier package, or if I really liked the tight metrics of Utopia (neither of these conditions is true for me), I would be mightily upset if the original metrics were replaced in the TeX Live distribution. I think Walter Schmidt's solution is the best way forward. 

By the way, Adobe's Kepler font package, a massive update of Utopia, has the same very tight metrics as Utopia---they seem to like them that way.

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