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CTAN submission – PSNFSS 8.2 final release

Date: August 23, 2001 9:45:23 AM CEST
The LaTeX required package PSNFSS is now version 8.2, i.e. I renamed the directory CTAN:/tex-archive/macros/latex/required/psnfss-beta to CTAN:/tex-archive/macros/latex/required/psnfss. >From the changelog (file changes.txt): 2001-06-04 PSNFSS-v8.2 * mathpazo.sty: Changed behavior of the options sc and osf; \jmath and \imath changed back to type 'mathord', as in normal LaTeX. * mathptm.sty: Revoked the changes re. AMS fonts, since the package is only provided for use with legacy douments, anyway. * Many changes to the documentation (psnfss2e.*). * test1.tex, test2.tex, test3.tex: Fixed typo. 2001/05/27 PSNFSS-v8.2beta * mathpazo.sty: An improved version of this package is now part of the PSNFSS distribution. * freenfss.zip: Added TFM, VF and FD files for the Pazo fonts. * mathptmx.sty New option: [slantedGreek] * The AMS fonts are scaled properly now, when used in conjunction with the packages mathptmx, mathpple or mathpazo. Specifying the [psamsfonts] option for the packages amsfonts or amssymb may be needed wrt/ the Euler Fraktur fonts, but will not affect the scaling of the others. * ot1*.fd: additional font shape substitition bx/ui -> b/it * fixed TFM file zptmcm7y.tfm so as to raise the subscripts generated by mathptmx (pr/3279) * fixed FD files for Adobe Courier so as to disable hyphenation (I wonder why this bug was never noticed...) * test file completely revised Reinhard Zierke for the CTAN team

psnfss – Font support for common PostScript fonts

Font definition files, macros and font metrics for freely-available Adobe Type 1 fonts. The font set consists of the ‘LaserWriter 35’ set (originally ‘freely available’ because embedded in PostScript printers), and a variety of other free fonts, together with some additions. Note that while many of the fonts are available in PostScript (and other) printers, most publishers require fonts embedded in documents, which requires that you have the fonts in your system. Fortunately, there are free versions of the fonts from URW (available in the URW base5 bundle).

The base set of text fonts covered by PSNFSS are: AvantGarde, Bookman, Courier, Helvetica, New Century Schoolbook, Palatino, Symbol, Times Roman and Zapf Dingbats. In addition, the fonts Bitstream Charter and Adobe Utopia are covered (those fonts were contributed to the Public Domain by their commercial foundries).

Separate packages are provided to load each font for use as main text font. The packages helvet (which allows Helvetica to be loaded with its size scaled to something more nearly appropriate for its use as a Sans-Serif font to match Times) and pifont (which provides the means to select single glyphs from symbol fonts) are tailored to special requirements of their fonts.

Mathematics are covered by the mathptmx package, which constructs passable mathematics from a combination of Times Roman, Symbol and some glyphs from Computer Modern, and by Pazo Math (optionally extended with the fpl small-caps and old-style figures fonts) which uses Palatino as base font, with the mathpazo fonts.

The bundle as a whole is part of the ‘required’ set of packages.

Copyright1995–2020 Sebastian Rahtz, Walter Schmidt
MaintainerKeiran Harcombe
The Project Team
Sebastian Rahtz (deceased)
Walter A. Schmidt (deceased)



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