[OS X TeX] current math fonts for TeX

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Jan 26 11:09:56 EST 2008

Am 26.01.2008 um 15:42 schrieb André Bellaïche:

> Everyone of us has incredible wealth in the TeXLive directory of  
> his hard disk, but no way of listing it. Somebody should write a  
> guide to the TexLive directory. Or maybe does this exist already?


I have over 1,000 PostScript Type 1 fonts in TeX Live 2007. How many  
years do you want to pay me that I write the whole story of all these  

Honestly, most of them are the PostScript versions of the common  
METAFONT Computer Modern, Concrete, or AMS fonts. There is nothing  
special with them just because they are not METAFONT. Maybe other way  
around: the Lucida Bright METAFONT version is derived from the  
commercial PostScript fonts.

Stephen Hartke's Free Math Font Survey and Scott Pakin's  
Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List ('texdoc symbols-a4') are sufficient.  
At least *I* have no idea what, or who, else needs to be mentioned.  
Maybe Peter Wilson, who supplied so many archaic fonts? And why are  
such questions asked? Does nobody lead a record of his or her  
installations and changes to TeX Live, MacTeX, gwTeX, teTeX, or  
whatever? If that's true, then a package manager like the MiKTeX  
Package Manager mpm is needed.

What I can easily offer is a listing of all PostScript, TrueType, and  
OpenType fonts in TeX Live 2007. Which will become obsolete in a few  
weeks when TeX Live 2008 will be available ...

To learn the font names from the font files it's either possible to  
list the contents of the MAP file or you read the first maybe dozen  
lines of each font file. There you'll find copyright information,  
font name, family name, and italic angle (plus some more). It's just  
like providing us with a catalogue of the books and magazines of your  
private library – without opening some items you won't be able to  
tell everything.



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