[tex-live] on cm-super fonts

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Thu Jul 10 01:30:47 CEST 2008

>  WL> Without even looking at the font I (as one of the FreeType
>  WL> maintainers) know immediately that hints greatly improve the
>  WL> rendering quality of *any* Type 1 font.  Especially blue values
>  WL> are important to assure consistent glyph heights and depths.
> the fonts were already (auto)hinted (using fontlab), but lacked
> BlueValues and OtherBlues in the private dictionary.

It actually surprises me that fontlab doesn't provide this

> i updated the cm-super fonts, and released v0.3.4 which should
> appear on ctan tomorrow, and currently is available from
> ftp.vsu.ru/pub/tex/font-packs/cm-super/



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