TL5 alpha3 (rep.2)

David Carlisle
Fri, 21 Jan 2000 15:13:09 GMT

> but that doesn't scale the font to the correct size, does it?
> and never did figure out why he wasn't getting the same output that i
> was;

If you use the same tfms the difference between a real 9pt font and a
scaled 10pt are hardly going to be noticeable are they?

If you use the 10pt tfm, scaled the metrics match the font more exactly
but could produce different line breaks which would be noticeable.

You can in principle make the scaled 10pt  match the 9pt metrics
exactly by wrapping it in a vf file, rather than just using scaling in
the map file.

>   someone has reported as a bug that
> lines don't break the same with and without psamsfonts (i.e., with
> the type 1 fonts vs. pk's).

That isn't a bug, that's the above feature. the psamsfonts does not
switch between type 1 and pk it switches between using 9pt fonts and
using 10pt fonts at 90%, whether you are using pk or type1 for rendering
isn't known to tex. But it will affect the line breaks.