Re: [SBWRIEL 04.0] Re: Documentation (was Re: [OS X TeX] Kanbun (漢文) and French...)

cfrees at cfrees at
Sun Jan 4 13:15:29 EST 2009

On Sun 4th Jan, 2009 at 16:41, Wolfgang Schuster seems to have written:

> 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.

They are not part of core TeX. Not all installations will include them.

- cfr

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