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Copyright 1997 Walter Schmidt

This program can redistributed and/or modified under the
terms of the LaTeX Project Public License distributed from
CTAN archives in directory macros/latex/base/lppl.txt;
either version 1 of the License, or (at your option) any
later version.



An alternative interface to the EC Sans Serif boldface fonts
------------------------------------------------------------

The EC (T1, Cork) encoded versions of the `CM Sans Serif
boldface extended' fonts differ considerably from the
traditionally (OT1) encoded ones:

At large sizes, > 10pt, they have thinner strokes and are
much wider.  At 25pt they are hardly to be recognized as
being `boldface'.

The LaTeX package `cmsd' can solve this problem:  Using this
package will---as much as possible---make these T1 fonts
look like the traditional ones did.

You do *not* need any new fonts; the package just changes
the way LaTeX makes use of the current ones.

Using this package requires 3 files to be installed, i.e. 
you must copy them to a directory where LaTeX searches for 
its input files:

        cmsd.sty
        t1cmsd.fd
        ts1cmsd.fd

If your LaTeX is older than from dec. 1996 AND your 
operating system is Un*x, then you have to rename two of the
files:
        t1cmsd.fd  -> OT1cmsd.fd
        ts1cmsd.fd -> TS1cmsd.fd

Then the package is to be loaded in the usual way:

        \usepackage{cmsd}

Alternatively you may access the fonts directly via the
NFSS.  The \fontfamly is `cmsd' (CM Sans Serif Display).

*** WARNING *** WARNING *** WARNING *** WARNING *** WARNING 

The package is to be used in conjunction with T1 and TS1
fonts only, i.e.  you must issue e.g.

        \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

before.  The \fontfamily cmsd is defined for the T1 and TS1 
encodings only.

In case you experience any problems or want to propose any 
changes, please send a message to:

Walter Schmidt <wschmi@ibm.net>

Please, obtain my (email) address from the most recent 
version of this file!

-- finis

Files

Name Size Date Notes
cmsd.sty 112 1997-10-26 02:00
liesmich 2518 1999-03-02 01:00
readme 2283 1999-03-02 01:00
t1cmsd.fd 924 1997-10-26 02:00
ts1cmsd.fd 841 1997-10-26 02:00

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (3.7k).

cmsd – In­ter­faces to the CM Sans Serif Bold fonts

Thr pur­pose of the pack­age is to pro­vide an al­ter­na­tive in­ter­face to the CM Sans Serif bold­face fonts. The EC (T1, Cork) en­coded ver­sions of the ‘CM Sans Serif bold­face ex­tended’ fonts dif­fer con­sid­er­ably from the tra­di­tion­ally (OT1) en­coded ones: at large sizes, >10pt, they have thin­ner strokes and are much wider. At 25pt they are hardly to be rec­og­nized as be­ing ‘bold­face’. This pack­age at­tempts to make these T1 fonts look like the tra­di­tional ones did. You do not need any new fonts; the pack­age just changes the way LaTeX makes use of the cur­rent ones.

Pack­age De­tailscmsd
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerWal­ter Sch­midt
Con­tained inTeXlive as cmsd
MikTeX as cmsd
Topics met­rics, macro in­can­ta­tions and other font sup­port
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