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Re: fontname postfixes

At 12:07 PM 99/02/22 +0000, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

>Berthold Horn writes:

> > (2) Another thing it does is map from the file names for the TFM 
> > files to the file names for the corresponding PFB files.
> > This is not needed if they have the same name.

>and if they dont have the same name? if you want "ptmr8a" to
>refer to tim_____.pfb, or whatever they call it, on a disk
>shared with Windows?

This can be taken care of by aliasing in texfonts.map

> > (3) Another feature of psfonts.map is to say how to reencode text fonts.
> > Again, since one normally has to use the same text font
>                                            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > encoding throghout, this can be done automatically
>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

>but not everyone does

True, but isn't it in fact awkward in LaTeX 2e to use more than one
text font encoding in the same job?

> > Of course, if you are already renaming the files from the names
> > used by the vendor, then you may as well make some more work 
> > for yourself :-)

>you want me to use "tim_____" in my documents?

You want me to have to rename all my files to ptmrxyz8y or whatever :-)?

Regards, Berthold.

Berthold K.P. Horn		mailto:bkph@ai.mit.edu