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

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Fri Jun 6 19:56:05 CEST 2003

"SW" == Staszek Wawrykiewicz writes:

 >> > 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.

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

hm... it's generally better to use PFB+AFM+INF for installing the
type1 fonts under windows, rather than PFB+PFM, since PFM is just the
cut version of AFM+INF, and PFM doesn't contain any information about
glyphs not present in the default encoding. From AFM+INF, it is
possible to generate the PFM for any system locale.

So it seems that having AFM+INF files on CD is better than PFM files:
the latter are of limited usage.

Then, would we move AFM and INF to the same directories as PFB? i
guess, no...


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