Re: [xep-support] Using Computer Modern Type 1 fonts

From: Paul A. Hoadley (
Date: Thu Jan 23 2003 - 05:57:47 PST

  • Next message: Nikolai Grigoriev: "Re: [xep-support] Using Computer Modern Type 1 fonts"

    Hi Nikolai,

    On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 02:17:17PM +0300, Nikolai Grigoriev wrote:

    > > cmr10 seems to get embedded in the resulting PS, but the text
    > > itself doesn't use the font -- in fact, it comes out as Courier.
    > >
    > > I suspect I'm not naming things correctly. Can anyone help me
    > > to use the Computer Modern font?
    > the problem is as follows: for Computer Modern fonts, names in AFM
    > and in PFB differ in case. The font is named "cmr10" in cmr10.afm -
    > but cmr10.pfb has "CMR10". (Strictly speaking, this is an error in
    > the font). This problem manifests in PostScript only; PDF uses a
    > different mechanism to bind font names to outlines.
    > To fix, specify <font name="CMR10" ...> (all uppercase) in
    > fonts.xml.

    Thanks -- this does indeed allow the Computer Modern font to appear in
    PS output. Somewhat strangely, though, spaces appear as a slightly
    angled hyphen! What is the cause of this?

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