[texhax] Q: correct LM font name to use in Kubuntu gutsy

Donald Arseneau asnd at triumf.ca
Fri Dec 7 21:12:21 CET 2007

"D. R. Evans" <doc.evans at gmail.com> writes:

> Wanting to try out lmr12, if I look in /usr/share/texmf/fonts/tfm/public/lm
> I see a bunch of metric files:
> In my plain TeX file, which of these should I use in the statement:
> \font\rm=??????-lmr12
In a plain TeX document, texnansi-lmr12.tfm is almost certain to require
the least effort to use.  
> I've tried a few of them in the place of the question marks, and it sure
> isn't obvious that there's any difference in the result, at least in the
> ones that I've tried.

The ???? is the *encoding*, which is similar for simple ascii characters but differs 
for accented characters.  cmr12 lacks these characters entirely.  Try more
thorough font sample text.

Donald Arseneau                          asnd at triumf.ca

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