Using fonts from the LaTeX Font Catalogue.
rdtennent at gmail.com
Mon May 3 14:59:41 CEST 2021
>|> 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.
Philip: In my opinion it is madness to put the onus of
providing full LaTeX support on users; but if any user
prefers, they can consult my 2013 TUGboat article on fonts
which provides detailed instructions using the lcdftypetools
and fontools packages and, when necessary, font-editing
software such as fontforge. Using these techniques, I and
others have developed dozens of font-support packages that
seem to be greatly appreciated by LaTeX users.
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