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Direc­tory tex-archive/fonts/psfonts

This directory contains TeX support for many
PostScript fonts.  Please send any questions, comments, or suggestions
to tex-fonts@math.utah.edu.  (Email tex-fonts-request@math.utah.edu to
join the list.)

These files replace both the old LaTeX PSNFSS and dvips fonts.  Both of
these packages contained virtual fonts which more or less mimicked the
original TeX text encoding, and (in the case of PSNFSS) the Cork
encoding.  However, the two packages used different base fonts, thus
making previewing painful (and wasting disk space).  Now, everything
uses a single base font in a new encoding named 8r (see tools/8r.enc or

This new base encoding is *not* Adobe Standard Encoding, because that
does not provide access to all of the 228 characters normally supplied
with a Type 1 font.  Therefore, you must use a DVI-to-PostScript driver
which can perform reencoding, such as dvips(k).

Aside from the base font, there are other small changes in the new
fonts.  For the Cork-encoded fonts, the stretch and shrink of the
interword spacing has been changed.  For the dvips fonts, the positions
of the preaccented characters have been fixed (e.g., Aring is at the
same position in every font).  Therefore, the font checksums are
different.  The actual character dimensions, however, remain unchanged.

The font metrics provided have proper checksums generated for them,
compatible with ps2pk, thanks to Piet Tutelaars who sorted it out.

The new fonts (mostly) have new names.  You can get the new fontname
distribution from CTAN's info directory.

This distribution includes support the standard 35 fonts, various freely
available fonts (with type1's), and many commercial-only fonts (no
type1's).  Smallcaps and obliqued versions are available in bold and
normal variants, where applicable.  All fonts have ligatures and
kerning (no ``raw'' fonts); therefore, even the *8r base fonts can be
used for real typesetting.

We built these fonts using both fontinst and afm2tfm (and other
utilities).  Both required changes, which will be merged into the next
releases.  See the tools/ directory.

Primary perpetrators: Sebastian Rahtz, Alan Jeffrey, Karl Berry.
Aiders and abettors: Tom Rokicki, Ciar\'an \'O Duibh\'{\i}n, Pierre MacKay,
  Constantin Kahn, Rob Hutchings, Berthold Horn, Damian Cugley.
Checksums: Piet Tutelaars


Name Notes
Math­e­mat­i­ca3.0 Sup­port for fonts dis­tributed with Math­e­mat­ica
anttvf Vir­tual fonts for PostScript An­tykwa Toruńska font
bit­strea Sup­port for use of Bit­stream fonts
corel­pak Met­rics, etc., for fonts dis­tributed with Corel prod­ucts
courier-scaled Pro­vides a scaled Courier font
i-ching An i-ching pack­age
lea­wood LaTeX sup­port for use of ITC Lea­wood font fam­ily
ly1 Sup­port for LY1 LaTeX en­cod­ing
psnfss-source Sources of the met­rics used in PSNFSS
tex­tures Adobe font met­rics, con­verted for use with Tex­tures
tools Tools for cre­at­ing a dis­tri­bu­tion of font met­rics
⇒ /fonts/urw
ur­wvf Sup­port for use of free URW fonts
w-a-schmidt A col­lec­tion of met­rics for com­mer­cial fonts
zh­metrics TFM sub­font files for us­ing Chi­nese fonts in 8-bit TeX


Name Size Date Notes
README 2335 1996-01-28 01:00

ps­fonts – PostScript fonts for use with TeX and LaTeX

The di­rec­tory holds a range of (oth­er­wise in­de­pen­dent) Adobe Type 1 fonts and sup­port for us­ing them with TeX, to­gether with a small se­lec­tion of tools.

Pack­age De­tailsps­fonts
Li­cense‘Col­lec­tion’ Li­cense Tag
Topics a col­lec­tion of pack­ages
met­rics, macro in­can­ta­tions and other font sup­port
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