PostScript (Type 1) Fonts for MusiXTeX
Takanori Uchiyama, firstname.lastname@example.org
This package provides PostScript (type 1) fonts (PFB format), and dvips and
dvipdfm map files for MusiXTeX. The fonts are based on the original METAFONT
sources, such as musix20.mf, which are distributed with MusiXTeX. The fonts
provided here may be used to produce printer-independent Postscript files. PDF
files generated using type 1 fonts are well displayed by the Acrobat Reader and
The fonts were generated from the METAFONT sources in the TeX Live CD 2000 July
using TeXtrace 0.45 or mftrace 1.0.12 but musix11-20, xslhz20 and xslhz20d
were upgraded to those in musixtex-T102.tar.gz.
Here is a list of the 71 generated fonts.
musix11.pfb xgreg24.pfb xsld29.pfb xslhd24.pfb xslhu24.pfb xslu20.pfb
musix13.pfb xgreg29.pfb xsld29d.pfb xslhd24d.pfb xslhu24d.pfb xslu20d.pfb
musix16.pfb xsld11.pfb xsldd20.pfb xslhd29.pfb xslhu29.pfb xslu24.pfb
musix20.pfb xsld11d.pfb xsldu20.pfb xslhd29d.pfb xslhu29d.pfb xslu24d.pfb
musix24.pfb xsld13.pfb xslhd11.pfb xslhu11.pfb xslhz20.pfb xslu29.pfb
musix29.pfb xsld13d.pfb xslhd11d.pfb xslhu11d.pfb xslhz20d.pfb xslu29d.pfb
musixsps.pfb xsld16.pfb xslhd13.pfb xslhu13.pfb xslu11.pfb xslud20.pfb
musixspx.pfb xsld16d.pfb xslhd13d.pfb xslhu13d.pfb xslu11d.pfb xslup20.pfb
xgreg11.pfb xsld20.pfb xslhd16.pfb xslhu16.pfb xslu13.pfb xslz20.pfb
xgreg13.pfb xsld20d.pfb xslhd16d.pfb xslhu16d.pfb xslu13d.pfb xslz20d.pfb
xgreg16.pfb xsld24.pfb xslhd20.pfb xslhu20.pfb xslu16.pfb xtie20.pfb
xgreg20.pfb xsld24d.pfb xslhd20d.pfb xslhu20d.pfb xslu16d.pfb
Note: musix25 and xgreg25 were not generated because they are not used in
musixgre.tex or musixtex.tex.
The control points were reduced with Fontographer.
The fonts were hinted automatically with Fontographer. musix11 - 29 were
hand tuned by Takanori Uchiyama.
Most of fonts were generated using TeXtrace 0.45 running on Mac OS X 10.0.4.
xslz20 was generated using mftrace 1.0.12 running on Mac OS X 10.2.3.
Thirty-two fonts were generated with the original traceall.sh script. Others
were generated with traceall.sh modified by Takanori Uchiyama. The modification
involved reducing resolution, corresponding to enlargement of "1 thou" in
traceall.sh. The following are lists of fonts that were generated with N-fold
musix11, musix13, xsld11, xsld11d, xsld13, xsld13d, xsld16, xsld16d,
xslhd13, xslhd13d, xslhd16, xslhd16d, xslhd20, xslhd20d, xslhd24d,
xslhu13, xslhu13d, xslhu16, xslhu16d, xslhu20, xslhu20d, xslhu24d,
xslu13, xslu13d, xslu16, xslu16d, xslud20
musixsps, musixspx, xslhd11, xslhd11d, xslhu11, xslhu11d, xslz20, xslz20d
xslhz20, xslhz20d, xtie20
The reason for reducing resolution is that METAFONT supports only limited
values of real numbers and so cannot generate very high resolution MusiXTeX
1) Make a directory such as $TEXMF/fonts/type1/musixtex, for PFBs.
2) Copy all PFBs to the above directory; they should be readable by all users.
3) Copy the map file ./dvips/musix.map to the appropriate directory, such as
4) Add a line
to a suitable config.xxx file or, in a tetex-based distribution, add
musix.map to the list of map files for Type1 fonts with Metafont
equivalents in the updmap script, which should then be executed
by doing "./updmap".
5) Copy the map file ./dvipdfm/musix.map to the appropriate directory, such as
6) Add a line
to the config file.
7) Do mktexlsr or texhash or whatever is necessary on your system to
re-generate the TeX database.
When these fonts are used, type 1 fonts should also be used for non-music text;
for example, type 1 versions of the Computer Modern fonts are available.
+ Modifying METAFONT sources to get high resolution outputs
The license of this package is LPPL.
Thanks to Dr. Daniel Taupin, Ross Mitchell and Andreas Egler for their
MusiXTeX package, to Dr. Peter Szabo for his excellent TeXtrace tool,
and to Dr. Han-Wen Nienhuys for his smart mftrace tool.
And thanks to Dr. Bob Tennent for his helpful comments, and to Mr. David
Fritzsche for his suggestions.
[End of README]
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