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Re: fontname postfixes

At 18:51 1999-02-21 +0100, you wrote:

>>Well, some systems get along without :-)
>>And it removes one more level of "user error" potential.

>At first sight: yes

>The map file may, however, specify slanting or narrowing 
>of fonts.  Is there an alternative place where this information 
>can be taken from? 

I personally don't like algorithmic transformations of this nature.
If the designer wanted a condensed version he/she would
have designed one.  Ditto for slanted, smallcaps etc.  The
fake ones do not look typographically correct.  

In any case, this - unlike other things like reencoding - is  PS
specific.  That is, many rasterizers do not provide a convenient
mechanism (or any mechanism) to implement the equivalent of 
these PS transformations.  So they tie you to a "PS only" world.  
There is another world out there.

Keep in mind that what are called "PostScript fonts" on comp.text.tex
are called "ATM fonts" in DTP newsgroups.  Neither of which is good
nomenclature.  Type 1 would be better.  And these Type 1 fonts
are most often used *without* any PS interpreter.

Regards, Berthold.

Berthold K.P. Horn	Cambridge, Massachusetts (M)