[OS X TeX] Kerning data/afm2tfm
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Mar 3 18:32:43 EST 2005
Am 03.03.2005 um 16:23 schrieb scheissenochmal2003 at yahoo.de:
> - for testing purposes changing the .fd description to <->fstr8r
> instead of fstr8t. So I guess the original afm file does not contain
> `afm2tfm fstr.afm -T cork.enc fstr8t.tfm' resulted in
That's *not* the correct way.
A PostScript font comes in Adobe Standard Encoding or 8a(.enc) -- or in
8x, the AdobeExpertEnc(oding) for expert fonts with Old style Figures
and Small Caps etc. The Cork encoding is dead -- I think it never was
really alive, just one more try with an early unstandardized 8 bit
encoding. Cork became T1, and got a bit later a companion, TS1 (Å8c).
The usual way is to take an 8a encoded raw PS (or TrueType) font and
make use of it in the 8r or TeXBase1Encoding. This one is close to T1.
So an FD file *never* should contain an 8r encoded font, because this
one has big gaps and contains about 160 glyphs only. In case you can
easily generate 8r and 8t (and 8c too?) encoded fonts, make a proof
sheet of them with nfssfont.tex and see the differences.
If do some kind of font installation: don't forget the map file and its
slhro8r LucidaBright <8r.enc <slhr8a.pfb "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont
My advice is to take this weekend off and read Philip Lehman's Font
Installation Guide (texdoc fontinstallationguide).
And another recommendation: subscribe to the TeX Fonts list:
tex-fonts at math.utah.edu
Last month, on Valentine, Walter Schmidt introduced a new way to
install PS fonts, based on AGL, the glyph names as used in the Adobe
I think). Yesterday he sent a new eMail about encodings in TeX and his
His way, too, involves the use of fontinst -- there really is no
reasonable way around it. Fontinst does a real good job, that you can't
imagine when based on the documents -- IMO. They, too, have an eMail
postmaster at tug.org
I don't want to reject you from this list, I want to show you some
alternatives from which you can retrieve more help and profit. Their
repositories are great! Nothing's off-topic.
Mit friedvollen Gr§en
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