Fonts Help

Boris Veytsman borisv at
Fri Aug 7 19:25:58 CEST 2020

PT> From: Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at Hellenic-Institute.Uk>
PT> Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2020 16:13:39 +0100

PT>     If you want to be in control, and to understand
PT>     everything that is going on, and if you want to be able to use fonts
PT>     in Truetype (TTF), Opentype (OTF) formats and so on, then use Plain
PT>     XeTeX.

I'd like to expound this statement.

The fonts are treated by a TeX engine rather than a TeX format -
while a format might provide some syntactic sugar for it.  This means
that plain TeX recognizes the same types of font formats as LaTeX if
the proper engine is used:

1.  pdftex and pdflatex recognize MF and Type 1 fonts (nowadata latex
    is usually pdflatex)

2.  xetex, luatex, xelatex, lualatex recognize MF, Type 1, True Type
    and Open Type fonts.

Good luck


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