[pdftex] lucida font in context/pdftex

Y&Y Support support at yandy.com
Fri Aug 10 16:33:55 CEST 2001


At 14:59 2001-08-10 -0400, you wrote:

Out of curiousty, who came up with the TFM names?  I am talking about the
TFMs Y&Y distributes, not the Karl Berry named ones that are used in the
default psnfss install.

As for the actual font file names (PFB, PFM, AFM etc. files):

Berthold Horn, in consultation with Chuck Bigelow, and in view
of the then established practices for font file names of Adobe,
and the need to fit names into the old 8+3 scheme for FAT (*)

As for the obvious idea of using the same names for the TFMs:
it was used by DVIPSONE, AFMtoTFM etc. since 1990.
It removes the possibility of yet one more naming error,
and removes the need for a central name generating organization.

(*) Today it would make a lot more sense to use the PS FontNames,
since those are the item of uniqueness when it comes to the
PS interpreter and/or ATM.  Fortunately PS FontNames
do not contain spaces, so they would work even on legacy
systems that do not support file names with spaces in them :-)

On Fri, 10 Aug 2001, Y&Y Support wrote:

 > At 19:53 2001-08-09 -0400, Allin Cottrell wrote:
 > > On Thu, 9 Aug 2001, Tom Kacvinsky wrote:
 > >
 > > > This is not a pdftex problem.
 > > >
 > > > The "problem" is that context is using Y&Y font names instead of
 > > > Karl Berry font names...
 > Actually, they aren't Y&Y font names :-), but the actual font file names
 > as supplied by the foundry --- which, some may think, simplifies matters
 > and removes one more level of indirection...
 > > Right enough.  I've overcome that problem by downloading the Y&Y tfms,
 > > and I'll direct subsequent questions to the context mailing list.


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