[OS X TeX] Esstix (was: ANNOUNCE mbtimes font package)

Michel Bovani michel.bovani at wanadoo.fr
Mon Apr 1 11:06:51 EST 2002

Le 1/04/02 16:40, « Bruno Voisin » <Bruno.Voisin at hmg.inpg.fr> a écrit :

> The esstix fonts from Elsevier look great, in particular they have all
> these devious integral signs like principal value which would make my
> life easier (not having to recreate it from $\int$ and $-$ every time I
> write a paper and change fonts).
> Is anybody aware of a plain TeX macro file or LaTeX package for using
> them ? Though these fonts live in the LaTeX area of Elsevier's public
> ftp server, I could see nothing LaTeX about them.
> Bruno Voisin
If you look at the property list of the tfm of an ex tex font (like cmex),
you will find something like

for integral text:
   (CHARWD R 0.472223)
   (CHARDP R 1.111122)
   (CHARIC R 0.194446)
for integral display:
   (CHARWD R 0.555557)
   (CHARDP R 2.222246)
   (CHARIC R 0.444446)

And now look at esstix afm file: this font claims to be AdobeStandard
encoded (!), and of course, most of the information that you need to make a
tfm font is not actually present. So it is not impossible to make a tex
system with esstix, but it should be a lot of work for the ex font.
Moreover, I am not quite sure one should be allowed to convert these fonts
in a mac format.

Michel Bovani

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