[texhax] tex font script
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Thu Mar 24 15:20:54 CET 2005
On Mar 23, 2005, at 8:50 AM, m mishrikey wrote:
> has anyone ever seen a tex/latex script which will
> automagically generate an A-Z,a-z,1-9 font
> demonstration for all the available fonts? if not, is
> there an easy way to produce this?
This has been discussed on comp.text.tex in the past.
It can be done w/ a bit of shell scripting (look for all .tfm files and
generate a .tex file based on that list).
IMO, such brute force approaches aren't really appropriate. Better to
read all the documentation (esp. psnfss2e), look at extant samples
(http://www.tug.org/fonts/ lists some nice samplers including Peter
Flynn's nifty one), or look at the TeX Showcase,
http://www.tug.org/texshowcase to see examples of people using fonts.
Before I use a font, I learn where it came from, its history, and think
carefully about how it might best be used, and then create a small font
sampler book or other exemplar of it. You can see some of these at
(who will be submitting a nice .pdf version of Mike Brotherton's _Star
Dragon_ to the showcase presently ;)
William Adams, publishing specialist
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