[XeTeX] Xetex won't compile without Lmodern fonts

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Apr 17 12:07:32 CEST 2010

Am 17.04.2010 um 11:41 schrieb Wilfred van Rooijen:

> Hmmm, was my information wrong in some way? The GUST website  
> mentions that the Tex Gyre fonts are closely related to the Latin  
> Modern project. So yes, maybe Latin Modern is strictly speaking not  
> a Tex Gyre font, but it is at least highly related.
> The Tex Gyre site mentions that the Tex Gyre fonts are created by  
> the same "process" which also led to the Latin Modern fonts. So in  
> this way, LM can be considered the mother of all Gyre fonts.

It doesn't get better by guessing instead of understanding. The TeX  
Gyre fonts are derived (and extended) from urw++ clones of fonts found  
in standard PostScript printers twenty years ago. The Latin Modern  
fonts are slightly lighter (and extended) redesigns of Computer Modern.

By using a hammer instead of an ancient stone you can of course  
achieve by a similar process similar results...



Don't force it; get a larger hammer.
				– Anthony's Law of Force

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