[texhax] Fonts for Beginners
paulrichardstanley at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 17:48:12 CEST 2012
you named a number of books which might be interesting and helpful,
however, none of them are accessible. I am not interested in font
installation at this stage, I'm merely looking for a text, be it a
web document, a TeX file, or an accessible PDF (a bit of a
contradiction I know) detailing the very basics of fonts, how they
are structured, designed, the terminology and so forth,taking
nothing for granted about the reader's prior knowledge of the subjet matter.
At 16:15 25/07/2012, you wrote:
>On Jul 25, 2012, at 11:07 AM, Paul Stanley wrote:
> > sorry William, none of these books are accessible.
>Some of them should be:
> > At 13:00 25/07/2012, you wrote:
> >> On Jul 24, 2012, at 10:46 AM, Paul Stanley wrote:
> >> > Does the list recommend a text on the subject of fonts for a
> complete beginner?
> >> If you mean for installation into old styles of TeX, then Philipp
> >> Lehman's Font Installation Guide:
> >> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/Type1fonts/fontinstallationguide/
> >> If you mean using them in a ``modern'' TeX system then Will
> Robertson's FontSpec:
> >> http://ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/xetex/latex/fontspec/
>I'll have to see about doing a version of the Typeface Terminology
>broadside using TeX.
>senior graphic designer
>Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
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