GENERATING TFM/PK FONTS FOR TeX/LaTeX
[This is makefonts release 2.0, 07 Nov 1999]
Although contemporary TeX-systems support automatic generation of tfm and pk
files from metafont sources, which is a very convenient feature indeed, I still
prefer to have a set of basic fonts already on a system. I find this useful in
a server-client environment where I do not want to make the texmf tree
writable, and where I would like to avoid fonts being generated in /tmp/ on
each individual client.
This package contains a set of Unix shell scripts which generate a LaTeX
document and run dvips on it, causing all fonts used to be generated. Files are
derived from a script called allcm, which may have come from teTeX (there is no
author in there), and which is not on CTAN. allcm misses some fonts, so I
include it for convenience/reference, but make_cm should be used instead.
The files in the distribution are:
00previous The previous makefonts distribution. Not all scripts have been
converted, so the info therein might still be useful.
README This file
allcm As I got it
allec -> allcm As I got it
make_ams AMS symbol and euler
make_cm -ec cm with T1 encoding (ec fonts)
make_concrete -ec cc with T1 encoding
make_gothic gothic type fonts - not finished yet
make_mflogo metafont/metapost logo
make_rsfs rsfs (uppercase script)
make_slitex latex slide
make_stmaryrd stmaryrd (a symbol font)
make_wasy wasy (a symbol font)
University of Canterbury
Dept of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Christchurch, New Zealand
This material is not copyrighted. It is provided with the hope that it will be
useful. Any feedback (positive, negative, constructive preferred) is
Have fun, and good luck!
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makefonts – Shell scripts to generate bitmaps from METAFONT sources
This package contains shell scripts which generate PK files,
based on the long-established script allcm.
X distributions use Adobe Type 1 fonts for preference (if
they allow bitmap forms at all), and will generate such bitmap
fonts as are needed on-the-fly. These scripts are therefore most
useful to those who have a principled objection to the use of
outline fonts (or to the design of those available).