[tex-live] removing PCL font metrics from TL
karl at freefriends.org
Mon Mar 22 00:35:21 CET 2010
TL includes metrics for the fonts that were built into the LaserJet at
some point. As I recall, I created the metrics based on files from Norm
Walsh when I first bought an LJ many years ago, and other people wrote
LaTeX support, etc. to make them usable -- the pclnfss package.
But there no (free-for-TL) outlines for them, so I don't think it's very
useful to have the metrics for them in TL -- documents using them can't
be previewed. I also highly doubt the metrics generated 15 years ago
are up to date. Plus potential licensing questions.
Thus, I plan to remove pclnfss, which includes the metrics for:
cg: albertus/ clarendo/ courier/ lettrgth/ optima/ univers/
atqolive/ coronet/ garamond/ marigold/ times/
monotype: helvetic/ symbol/ timesnew/
(This won't affect the PostScript/Adobe or other times, symbol,
etc. fonts. Just PCL.)
I hope this doesn't unduly discommode anyone, but I see no option, for
our own self-consistency.
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