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Re: New font installation

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  • Subject: [mg18912] Re: New font installation
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 14:27:50 -0400
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <7n671h$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hi Mark,

it is not a good idea to use Computer Modern.

You can do it with :
a) you need the Adobe Type manager and the *.pfm files to install
   the fonts with the ATM. Y&Y TeX comes with PostScript versions of
   the fonts and with the ATM
b) you may get TrueType fonts for TeX with an other commercial TeX
   like PCTeX. Installing all the TeX fonts in a Windows System
   will slow down the machine

The main problem tis that both types of fonts are in the original
encoding of TeX OT1, OTMX, ...
The fonts are 7 bit fonts and the ASCII codes < 10 are occupied by
characters. This and the unknown Endocding (for Windows) 
will make the fonts nearly unusabel for you. Especial the capital
greek letters are on the first positions of the font with ASCII codes
that correspond to tab's, del, backspace ...

Hope that helps

DIAMOND Mark R wrote:
> I begin with what I think is the easiest question.
> I would like to be able to use (say in Mathematica's StyleForm command), the
> Computer Modern Postscript fonts that I already have  under (on a Windows
> machine) C:\Tex\... rather than \Program Files\Wolfram...
> Is it possible to do this, and if so, how?
> The question is, perhaps more general, since I would like to be able to
> access the Wolfram fonts when I print TeX documents with dvips. My current
> setup leads dvips to complain about missing fonts. Ideally, I would like to
> have ALL postscript fonts in a single directory tree, accessible by any of
> the Adobe applications (photoshop etc) as well as by Mathematica and TeX.
> Are there any good references on how to go about this, if indeed it is
> possible.
> Mark R Diamond
> Spam avoiding email: markd at psy dot uwa dot edu dot au

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