[Mac OS X TeX] ae fonts vs ze fonts (OT)

Michel Bovani michel.bovani at wanadoo.fr
Thu Nov 22 03:32:38 EST 2001

Le 22/11/01 à 8:18 +0000 Paulo Abreu a écrit :
>Sorry, this is a bit off-topic, but I was just wondering if anyone 
>can elaborate on this.
>Recently, on another thread, some one answered:
>>>  It only means that the PDF does not contain scalable versions of
>>>  Computer Modern fonts. If you want to use Computer Modern font, put
>>>  the following three lines into the document preamble:
>>>  \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
>>>  \usepackage{ae}
>>>  \usepackage{aecompl}
>Two years ago, when I wanted T1 encoding with saclable fonts, I 
>found the ae fonts and the ze fonts. Both used cm fonts with the T1 
>encoding, but had the following difference: when ae found a font 
>with a glyph that didn't exist in cm, it left the font untouched;

Not exactly : if you only call ae, black squares are substituted to 
missing glyphs. If you call ae and aecompl, you get ec bitmaps chars 
for missing ae glyphs.

>This was 2 years ago, and I have been using ze fonts since then. Has 
>the situation changed?

Yes, indeed, there are now ec scalable free fonts (pfb format, made 
with tex-trace) :


but it's 73 Mo unzipped (includes also TC fonts).
Michel Bovani

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