[tex-live] Files for non-free fonts missing from new TeX-Livepackageof mathdesign[v 2.31]
Matthias.Vogel at phil.uni-giessen.de
Mon Sep 2 12:50:56 CEST 2013
I don't know much about tl's distribution policy. I simply thought that
Paul designed mathfonts that do fit to the look of existing commercial
fonts. Perhaps here are two questions to answer:
(a) What kind of kinship relation do the MD-Fonts have to their nonfree
(b) Can Pauls MD Fonts for commercial fonts be used independently from
their text font counterparts?
My guess concerning (a) is, that MD-Fonts are designed to fit to their
models, but are constructed by own means. But I don't know what kind of
dependency is involved here and what would follow from that for their
Regarding (b) I know from experience, that the MD-Fonts can be combined
with different free or nonfree fonts -- so they can be used
independently from using their models.
Am Mo., 02.09.2013 00:03, schrieb Karl Berry:
> Hi Matthias,
> As far as I can see the files from tex/fonts/mathdesign/non-free/ are
> not distributed with the update.
> Right. That was exactly the distinction I asked Paul to make.
> Garamond Pro, Adobe Utopia Std, itc-Charter-ITC-Std and urw-GaramondNo8)
> are not free, the mathdesign adaptations are.
>>From reading the documentation and talking with Paul, I was under the
> impression that the MD fonts are derived from and depend on those
> nonfree original fonts. Are you saying that Paul designed all those
> fonts entirely from scratch and they can be used independently?
> I admit I've never tried.
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