[OS X TeX] Re: Font sizes

John B. Thoo jthoo at yccd.edu
Thu Oct 15 21:29:03 EDT 2009

On Oct 15, 2009, at 12:00 PM, in MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 24, Issue 14
Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE>wrote:

> Am 15.10.2009 um 08:00 schrieb John B. Thoo:
>> How do I overcome this?
> Maybe it helps to use a *real* PostScript font that can be scaled to
> any size, like Times...
> The problem you see obviously comes from a Computer Modern font
> definition (FD) file which filters font sizes and selects the most
> appropriate of the few discrete CM font sizes.

Hi, Pete.  Thanks for your reply.

*I just tried this*

   \rput(2,3){\fontsize{0.5in}{0.7in}\fontfamily{times}\selectfont X}

*But I get this*

LaTeX Font Info:    Try loading font information for OT1+times on  
input line 19
LaTeX Font Info:    No file OT1times.fd. on input line 1936.

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `OT1/times/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `OT1/cmr/m/n' instead on input line 1936.

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `OT1/cmr/m/n' in size <36.135> not  
(Font)              size <24.88> substituted on input line 1936.

LaTeX Font Warning: Size substitutions with differences
(Font)              up to 11.25499pt have occurred.

LaTeX Font Warning: Some font shapes were not available, defaults  

What does this mean?  How do I overcome this?  Also,

>  For large sizes cminch was designed...

what is "cminch"?  How do I get *real* PS CMR fonts?

Thanks again.


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