[OS X TeX] current math fonts for TeX

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 13:44:25 EST 2008

On Jan 26, 2008, at 11:09 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> 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?
> /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/doc/fonts
> 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 fonts?
> 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.

Boy am I glad I am perfectly happy with the one and only one font I  
have and the name of which I don't even know.

> Work is the curse of the drinking class.
> 				– Oscar Wilde

Yes, sometimes it even drives to me to work.


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