[pdftex] lucida font in context/pdftex
tjk at ams.org
Fri Aug 10 16:42:36 CEST 2001
Thanks for the information. So the TFM names I referred to (lbr.tfm,
etc..., but not hlhr7t.tfm, etc...) are indeed Y&Y TFMs,in the sense that
Y&Y came up with those names.
But enough -- we are off topic for a pdftex related list. :)
On Fri, 10 Aug 2001, Y&Y Support wrote:
> 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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