[texhax] Font tables with plain TeX

Rodolfo Medina romeomedina at libero.it
Tue Jun 10 17:34:52 CEST 2003

Hi, everyone.

Hi, everyone.

I'm a quite new plain TeX user.
I have difficulties every time I have to use a new font
because you need to know the ''code'' name of the font
(sorry for this not proper expression):
for example, pagk7t for avantgarde, cmcsc10 for caps and small caps, cmmi10
for italics, etcetera. Then you type, for example,

\font\nineavantgarde=pagk7t at 9pt

in the file.tex and go on.
But when you don't know that the ''code'' name for avantgarde is pagk7t or
something else,
what on earth can you do?
So: where is it possible to find large collections of font tables
like the ones that are on pages 427--432 of the TeXbook
(or on pages 31--34 of the file amsfndoc.ps)?
I insist upon the fact that the ''code'' name should be shown,
and this way, with both the table and the code
the user would easily be able to choose and use his favourite fonts.
My searching in the web did not have any good result.
(Or maybe there are other ways to load fonts?...)


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