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Sebastian asked some questions a while back on the pdftex list.
LS> Leaving out Malyshev's BaKoMa fonts is not sensible for the
> vast majority of users. These fonts are decidedly the most
> complete set of Type 1 fonts available in the Computer Modern
> style, and they are not yet widely distributed.
SR> eh? which distribution does not include them?
I suspect that to get the one-and-only complete and up-to-date
version of the BaKoMa font collection is the one you get with
the shareware BaKoMa TeX. Prove me wrong! The version of the
BaKoMa fonts that Sergey and I have permission to distribute is
not up-to-date. But the fonts are easier to exploit than the
more compact version in BaKoMa TeX.
I believe that this (our) BaKoMa font collection is more
up-to-date than still other BaKoMa font distributions, but I
could be wrong.
So, yes, you can go and get a very useful edition of BaKoMa
font collection at:
One that is usable under just about any OS. With pdftex.
With dvipdfm. Etc.
LS> You get some
> nice sidekick fonts too like the rsfs (script) and the
> LamsTeX arrow fonts and the XY fonts.
SR> these are not from Basil, surely?
They are. Dated 1997.
LS> Private use is free.
> Publication of PDF files requires a $15 shareware fee to
> Malyshev for individuals, and $100 for commercial publishers.
SR> per document? per year? once? come on, this is unreal....
Welcome to the strange but very real world of shareware. I like
shareware because it gives talented young progammers the moral
and physical independence they deserve early, and with a
minimum of hassle. The remarkable thing is the degree of
product support they manage to provide.
As for the exact distribution conditions, always heed
Malyshev's own copyright notices.
SR> Basil Malyshev explicitly told me earlier this year
> that the few BaKoMa fonts needed to fill the gaps
> in the Blue Sky/Y&Y collection were complete freely
> distributable and useable.
Interesting news, even as hearsay. Does it mean that Malyshev
has obtained outside financial support? Can you point to
written confirmation? Has such a free package been posted by
LS> Scientific elecronic publication is 98% CM.
SR> If you replace "scientific" with "mathematical academic",
> maybe we could agree on 60%?
I should indeed have specified "mathematical, academic, and freely
available" rather than just "scientific". If you want to work up
some hard statistics for us, start with www.emis.de.