[texhax] how to use lettergothic?
Axel E. Retif
axel.retif at mac.com
Mon Feb 23 04:03:15 CET 2009
On 22 Feb, 2009, at 16:43, D. R. Evans wrote:
> Karl Berry said the following at 02/22/2009 03:08 PM :
>> So could you please explain what
>> the correct algorithm is?
>> The name used with \font must match (exactly) the .tfm filename.
>> is the only reliable algorithm. It is fruitless to try to deduce
> Oh... I see; I shouldn't have used
> I should have used
> (although I don't understand what the "r" and "t" signify; but I see
> one produces the correct result [i.e., with spaces between words],
> the other doesn't).
Yes, for me is still a mystery (for example, I seem to remember that I
got in a test better results in TeX using the ``y'' ending tfm font
names for Lucida ---e.g., hlcbt8y, instead of hlcbt8r or hlcbt8t).
But it was really easy to advise you to use `` \font\rm=ulgb8r '' for
lettergothic; I don't have the font, but I downloaded ulg.zip from
uncompressed it, looked at the ulg.map file and saw these lines
ulgb8r LetterGothic-Bol " TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <8r.enc
ulgbi8r LetterGothic-BolIta " TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <8r.enc
So, as said, it was easy ---ulgb8r is the (only?) valid tfm name for
the corresponding Postscript font (*.pfb).
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