[dev-context] Re: Moving to ConTeXt

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Mar 21 10:59:21 CET 2005


Patrick Gundlach wrote:
> Hi Gerben,
> 
> 
> 
>>The problem is that some people like to use the p* fonts instead of
>>the u* fonts, which is what the type-akb typescript does; however
>>-welcome to the font mess- these p* files are not always packages in
>>distributions, 
> 
> 
> They should, since they are part of LaTeX. The names (p*) of the 35
> base fonts should not change. And I'd guess that the metrics of the
> corresponding tfm files don't change over the time.

http://www.pragma-ade.com/show-not-2.htm

> 
>>or names change, or ... It all has to do with not wanting to ship a
>>few more tfm files i guess. Even worse: the metrics differ. This is
>>just one of the reasons why i always generate my own metrics
>>(texnansi-u* and such)
> 
> 
> The reference uplr8t Gerben came across is part of the berry
> typescript, which IMO should be removed from ConTeXt. It just confuses
> users.
> 
> 
> Patrick
> 
> (We should move this discussion to dev-context)

ok, just propose the change (kind of funny that those typescripts keep changing 
while in principle that part of tex live should be stable -)

Hans

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