[tex-live] urw once again (and pfm)

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Fri Jun 6 03:27:51 CEST 2003

On Thu, 5 Jun 2003, Karl Berry wrote:

>     > 2. texmf/fonts/type1/<supplier>/<family>/ (together with .pfb files)
> It is really too bad that we have to clutter up the type1 directory with
> metric files.  The directories are already so big.

For TeX and friends .pfm files can be considered as auxiliary for .pfb,
not real metrics.
All .pfm files on TL take less then 1.7MB (.pfb files ~192 MB)
Having .pfm and .pfb together means also that we'll remove
fonts/pfm tree and the whole structure (and ls-R ;-) will be smaller. 

> But if there's no choice, there's no choice, I suppose.

usability vs. stricte guidelines... I think that TDS standard
could follow that idea.

>   > Variant 1. is unusable at all when installing a font in Windows (and 
>   > OS/2, and ?), e.g. for other applications. 
> So people install fonts from the TeX Live CD for other applications?
> I am surprised.

Why not. If they have Adobe Type Menager ("light" version is free,
Win 2000 and XP even doesn't need it), they can use Type 1 fonts in
all graphics applications and produce .eps files included in TeX files,
having the same fonts in labels, math symbols, etc., as used in 
the text.

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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