Using fonts from the LaTeX Font Catalogue.
P.Taylor at Hellenic-Institute.Uk
Mon May 3 14:16:33 CEST 2021
Bob Tennent wrote:
> I regret that I've disappointed *you* but I'm sure that Rolf
> will understand the general point that one uses an arbitrary
> font selected from the LaTeX Font Catalogue by clicking
> on the name of the font and following the instructions
> presented on the font-specific page. Usually those will
> involve using a package that provides the infrastructure
> required by *LaTeX* processors. I suggest you prepare a
> *TeX* Font Catalogue that provides comparable instructions
> for users like yourself who avoid LaTeX.
I think that you (perhaps intentionally) miss my point, Bob, which has
/nothing/ to do with my loathing of LaTeX. The situation is directly
analogous to the well-known apophthegm "Give a man a fish, and you feed
him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for life". In the
present example, use of BrushScriptX-Italic requires a dedicated
package, "pbsi". I have no idea how many fonts are listed in the LaTeX
font catalogue, but if each and every one of them requires a dedicated
package, then therein lies madness. What is required is not a a link to
a /package/ but rather a link to the description of how one can use an
arbitrary font supplied only as an AFM/PFA pair — document that, and you
feed a LaTeX font catalogue user for life. Document only a package
dedicated to one single font, and you feed him for only a day.
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