[OS X TeX] A question about Metafont

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Oct 6 19:07:23 EDT 2007

Am 06.10.2007 um 23:48 schrieb André Bellaïche:

> Did you ever try to install by yourself a new Postscript font into  
> TeXLive or gwtex ? With the help of manuals by several people, and  
> the personal help of Bruno Voisin on this list, it takes two days  
> of work. And most TeX users are not able of such an achievement.

Why should they? There are plenty ready to use packages around. And,  
BTW, it takes much less than two days to install some PostScript font  
in TeX with fontinst.

> Moreover, it seems that when you use these font for the first time,  
> the system make some Metafont translations of the Postscript font,  
> in several different magnifications.

Because there have been a mistake: no mapping of the TeX name to the  
PostScript font file has been introduced.

> So, what I meant was : "What did they stick to Metafont ?".

Legacy. As why you French stick to your dialect.



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