[pdftex] t1-encoding

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Aug 27 14:40:13 CEST 2001

> Hello,
> I tried pdflatex with the following usepackage commands.
> \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
> \usepackage{german}
> \usepackage{t1enc}
> \selectlanguage{german}
> The result is a very strange looking font in the
> pdf-output-file.
> Deleting the t1enc usepackage-command solves the problem.
> But I need the t1enc-package.

no you don't.  t1enc is long-since deprecated (it appeared briefly in
1994, iirc, and was superceded by the next release of latex).

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} is the preferred way to get that flexibility.

> Does anybody know what to do?

1. find a T1-encoded font for which a type 1 version is available, and
use that.

(hint: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}\usepackage{times} is fine)

2. use one of the patch-up packages ae or zefonts

see http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=type1T1 for more

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