# Directory `fonts/vf-files/msx2msa`

These are vpls which map the old ams symbol fonts msx* and msy* to the new ones, msa* and msb* This works slightly better than to copy msa* to msx* etc, particularly in the case where old dvis are around --mahilata

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## msx2msa – Simulate msxm and msym fonts using msam and msbm

In the deeps of time, the AMS distributed mathematical symbol
fonts called `msxm` and `msym`; these fonts were
designed using the original (SAIL) version of METAFONT and for a
long time after the demise of that system were only available as
300 dpi bitmaps.

Eventually, the symbols were re-implemented using ‘modern’
METAFONT in fonts called `msam` and `msbm`. The
virtual fonts of this bundle implement the encoding of the old
fonts using the glyphs of the new fonts, and can be used as
drop-in replacements
in documents (and even when processing DVI files).

Package Details | msx2msa |

Version | 1992-08-16 |

License | Unknown Status, No Information Available |

Maintainer | |

Topics |
fonts themselves fonts distributed as METAFONT source collections of mathematical symbols fonts that provide collections of symbols |

See also |
msym |