[OS X TeX] Newer Latin Modern

Will Robertson will at mecheng.adelaide.edu.au
Mon May 24 11:13:16 EDT 2004

On 24 May 2004, at 22:35, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> I am thinking about the 'family per desighn size' thing. I currently
> produce a family per design size, but maybe I should fold the design 
> size
> in the family just as I do with the other variants. Probably cleaner. 
> Yes,
> I think I'll do it that way.

Hi Gerben

Based on what I have read on the Typophile forums, it is possible to 
bundle all of the design sizes into a single otf file using the current 
Adobe FDK. I have just managed to get an old version of python 
installed and everything up and running. If I have any luck, I'll have 
some lovely optically scaled LM fonts soon...but I've only got a small 
window of opportunity for spare time, so hopefully it's not the hardest 
thing in the world :)

If I do manage this, we will only be able to distribute these fonts 
precompiled. (I highly doubt Adobe would want their software 
distributed in i-Installer...)

Anyone with AdobeFDK experience on the list, please speak now or 
forever hold your peace :)

Wish me luck

PS Of course, it's another matter entirely if Mac OS X will *support* 
this optically scaled font I'm hypothetically creating...

PPS Don't hold your breath for results, but I'll keep you informed of 
my progress. It may be a good idea to postpone your own work on the LM 
fonts for the very short term until we know where we stand.

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