[tex-k] Which fonts are installed?
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Feb 24 13:05:41 CET 2003
> (I looked on the web for some help, but I am not been able to find
(and also posted to comp.text.tex)
> I think this is the right place to ask.)
it's certainly a candidate. i doubt you'll get much more change out
of this forum than you did of comp.text.tex
> I know there is a useful file called testfont.tex: its only drawback is
> that it asks me for the font to be tested... I would like to tell him:
> test all fonts!
knuth wrote testfont as a font-testing tool (surprise!); there's
little chance that anything at the tex level could make sensible
decisions about the existence or otherwise of a font.
> Somebody suggested me to look for all *.tfm files and test them, with a
> script. It works, but it doesn't show all the fonts (for example, ecbl is
> missing), and it can also show some font which is not available.
ecbl isn't a font. ecbl0500, ecbl0600, ecbl0700, ecbl0800, ecbl0900,
ecbl1000, ecbl1095, ecbl1200, ecbl1440, ecbl1728, ecbl2074, ecbl2488,
ecbl2986 and ecbl3583 are. which one do you want?
> Wouldn't it be nice if there were an utility for this?
it would be nice if microsoft would contribute a few salaries to help
develop such things, too.
until someone can think of heuristics to find which fonts are *worth*
printing (let alone the ones that *really* exist in some form other
than tfm or tfm-vf sequence), i wouldn't recommend anyone even to
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