Re: Documentation (was Re: [OS X TeX] Kanbun (漢文) and French...)

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at
Sun Jan 4 10:41:27 EST 2009

Am 04.01.2009 um 16:25 schrieb cfrees at

>> So, instead of having to explain new users that their language is a  
>> problem so they need to specify something to override the defaults,  
>> just using TNR (for example) in XeteX (for example) would solve a  
>> major documentation issue for that many languages !
> Well, TNR is obviously not an option since it is not free. The default
> must be guaranteed to be available on all the platforms TeX runs on.
> This essentially means it must be included in the TeX distribution. In
> the case of TeX Live (MacTeX is TL + extras), this means the font must
> be available in a minimal installation. I'm not sure what fonts this
> would be true of but it probably means Computer Modern is not a bad
> choice. (If Latin Modern was guaranteed to be available it might be a
> better choice but it isn't guaranteed so it isn't an option.)

Why not the TeX Gyre fonts, they include the Times clone Termes.


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