[OS X TeX] A question about Metafont

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Oct 6 15:03:43 EDT 2007

Am 06.10.2007 um 20:00 schrieb André Bellaïche:

> Why did the makers of programs like pdftex, pdflatex (and previous  
> programs based on ps instead of pdf) choose to use Metafont instead  
> of Postscript ?

They did not. They are using the New Font Selection Scheme v. 2  
(NFSS2). And as dvips or dvipdfm they use a MAP file which maps a TeX  
font name to a PostScript font file and its particular encoding. The  
MAP files for all three are maintained from the updmap or updmap-sys  



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