[texhax] Latin Modern with Computer Modern-compatible metrics

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Jun 25 09:34:01 CEST 2013

Am Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:24:48 -0700 schrieb Alex Scorpan:

>> have you tried just using CM-Super? [...]
>> Lars Madsen
>> You might try to use the CMSuper fonts Simply add
>> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} [...]
>> Herb Schulz
> Thank you.  It was worth looking into it, but — alas — it is even
> worse.  Eg, the string ``x'' is about 2.5pt wider in CM than in
> CM-super.  Indeed, for the quotation mark ``, I see in cmr10.tfm
> (in PL translation)

But did you actually try if this affects many places? If I run a
test with blindtext the output is identical:




If I add your example  ``x'' I get a different output, but this
looks as if the tfm needs to be adjusted only in a few places.
Perhaps you can even handle this cases by adding some kerning with
the help of microtype. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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