[OS X TeX] Questions about a clean? install

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sun Oct 8 06:06:40 EDT 2006

Am 07.10.2006 um 19:56 schrieb Josep M. Font:

>> What are these? And in a properly operating system should these be  
>> created?
> I would also like to know...

When you haven't installed and activated the CM-Super fonts, then (La) 
TeX needs to use PK fonts when you're using CM. These are generated  
on-the-fly when they are not found. When they are generated they are  
written into a part of the file system where only variant files reside.

The name "jknappen" comes from Jörg Knappen who created a scheme of  
PK sizes and font encodings and printer resolutions and file names  
and font names ten years ago. EC stands for 8t/T1 encoded, RM is the  
regular roman upright face with serifs. Then comes the point size  
times 100. The extension is the printer resolution.

As soon as pdf(La)TeX or dvips or dvipdfm(x) see the CM-Super or  
other substitutes in their MAP files they get used and no PK files  
need to be included and generated. You can avoid this (mostly) by  
using PostScript fonts. I think indices, exponents, a lot of text  
marks are still CM ...


   Pete                                           0

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