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CTAN Submission – CM-Super font package v0.3.0

Date: October 12, 2001 9:59:16 AM CEST
----- Forwarded message from Vladimir Volovich ----- Dear CTAN maintainers, i'm uploading the CM-Super package to ftp://ftp.dante.de/incoming/cm-super-0.3.0.tar.gz It contains Type 1 fonts which cover entirely EC, TC and LH fonts (see the README below for more information). License conditions: GPL. Please install it where you think it is more appropriate: CTAN:fonts/psfonts/cm-super/ or CTAN:fonts/ps-type1/cm-super/ You have recently installed the similar package Tt2001 under CTAN:fonts/ps-type1/ec/. Compared to the Tt2001 package, this package * covers much bigger set of fonts (all cyrillic encodings are added, and eventually also other encodings like greek and vietnamese) * has the fonts optimized and hinted * has more exact (non-integer) glyph widths and more correct parameters like ItalicAngle, Weight, isFixedPitch, etc. * has more correct (AGL-compliant) glyph names (esp. for non-EC fonts), which makes the fonts usable in non-TeX applications, too * is more compact (contains all glyphs from one font shape combined in one PFB file -- superfont). if one will use the approach with separate files for all supported encodings, the package will be 6 times bigger in size (and in number of font files). while supporting much bigger number of glyphs than Tt2001 package, the CM-Super package is even smaller! (partially because of font optimization) * contains some additional glyph variants like german "sharp s" which looks like in CM fonts * includes AFM files (useful for non-TeX applications) [but Tt2001 package contains some additional non-EC and non-TC fonts which are not and will not be covered by CM-Super package] See the ChangeLog for list of changes from previous versions. The README file follows. Best, v. ========================================================================= CM-Super font package version 0.3.0 (October 11, 2001) Copyright (c) 2001 Vladimir Volovich <vvv at vsu.ru>. This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. As a special exception, permission is granted to include these font programs in a Postscript or PDF file that consists of a document that contains text to be displayed or printed using this font, regardless of the conditions or license applying to the document itself. This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA The CM-Super package contains Type 1 fonts converted from METAFONT fonts and covers entire EC/TC and LH fonts (Computer Modern font families). All European and Cyrillic writings are covered. Each Type 1 font program contains ALL glyphs from the following standard LaTeX font encodings: T1, TS1, T2A, T2B, T2C, X2, and also Adobe StandardEncoding (585 glyphs per non-SC font and 468 glyphs per SC font), and could be reencoded to any of these encodings using standard dvips or pdftex facilities (the corresponding support files are also included). The goal was to provide full support for a wide number of fonts used in LaTeX, and at the same time minimize the number and total size of font files. Each Type 1 font shares all common glyphs which are present in supported encodings. E.g. Latin letters, Russian letters, accents and a number of other glyphs which are present in more than one font encoding are stored only once in Type 1 fonts. These Type 1 fonts could be used as a drop-in replacement for LaTeX's EC, TC, and LH fonts to create Postscript and PDF documents with vector fonts (if you used METAFONT versions of EC, TC or LH fonts, no changes to your LaTeX documents are required to use these Type 1 fonts once you have them installed). You will still need the METAFONT sources of these fonts to be able to generate needed TFM metric files (once you have them generated, METAFONT will not be used). You could also prepare EPS or PDF illustrations in your favorite applications with texts written using these fonts, and then include them in your LaTeX documents. These fonts could be used not only in TeX-related applications, but also as all other Type 1 text fonts, e.g. in Windows (and you will be able to typeset multilingual texts using them). Font file names correspond to the scheme used in EC fonts, with the first two letters "sf" ("super font") instead of "ec". E.g., sfrm1000.pfb contains all glyphs from: ecrm1000, tcrm1000, larm1000, lbrm1000, lcrm1000, rxrm1000. The third and fourth letters in the font name correspond to font shape. The list of provided font shapes is included below: rm: Computer Modern Roman sl: Computer Modern Slanted ti: Computer Modern Italic cc: Computer Modern Caps and Small Caps ui: Computer Modern Unslanted Italic sc: Computer Modern Slanted Caps and Small Caps ci: Computer Modern Classical Serif Italic bx: Computer Modern Bold Extended bl: Computer Modern Bold Extended Slanted bi: Computer Modern Bold Extended Italic xc: Computer Modern Bold Extended Caps and Small Caps oc: Computer Modern Bold Extended Slanted Caps and Small Caps rb: Computer Modern Roman Bold bm: Computer Modern Roman Bold Variant ss: Computer Modern Sans Serif si: Computer Modern Sans Serif Slanted sx: Computer Modern Sans Serif Bold Extended so: Computer Modern Sans Serif Bold Extended Slanted tt: Computer Modern Typewriter st: Computer Modern Typewriter Slanted it: Computer Modern Typewriter Italic tc: Computer Modern Typewriter Caps and Small Caps vt: Computer Modern Variable Width Typewriter vi: Computer Modern Variable Width Typewriter Italic dh: Computer Modern Dunhill Roman fb: Computer Modern Fibonacci Medium fs: Computer Modern Fibonacci Slanted ff: Computer Modern Funny Roman fi: Computer Modern Funny Italic Each font shape comes in 14 font sizes ranging from 5pt to 35.83pt (or 11 font sizes for typewriter fonts ranging from 8pt to 35.83pt). Also, the following 13 one-sized font shapes are included: sflq8: Computer Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation sfli8: Computer Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Inclined sflb8: Computer Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Bold sflo8: Computer Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Bold Oblique sfltt8: Computer Modern LaTeX Typewriter isflq8: Computer Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Invisible isfli8: Computer Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Inclined Invisible isflb8: Computer Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Bold Invisible isflo8: Computer Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Bold Oblique Invisible isfltt8: Computer Modern LaTeX Typewriter Invisible sfsq8: Computer Modern Sans Serif Quotation sfqi8: Computer Modern Sans Serif Quotation Inclined sfssdc10: Computer Modern Sans Serif Demi Condensed Fonts were created using TeXtrace (based on AutoTrace and Ghostscript), t1utils and a bunch of Perl scripts, and were optimized and hinted using FontLab 3.1. The set of UniqueID values was registered at Adobe. We use AGL compliant glyph names when possible (there are some glyphs which are neither present in AGL nor in Unicode). I'd like to thank Peter Szabo for TeXtrace, Martin Weber for AutoTrace, and FontLab Ltd. for providing a copy of FontLab. It should be noted that while creating these fonts we intentionally and on principle used only automatic methods which do not require font designers talents. The aim was to use TOTALLY automatic conversion of METAFONT fonts to Type 1 format, automatic optimization and hinting, with the best achievable quality of final Type 1 fonts, to be able to re-generate the fonts if necessary (e.g. when a new version of original METAFONT fonts will be released). Undoubtedly, there are fields for improvement of this approach, which we will use in future versions of the fonts, but even now the fonts seem to look and print quite good (we hope :-). It appears that careless approach to FontLab's optimization and auto-hinting facilities could lead to loss of quality of the original font (some glyph shapes could be broken), so we used the most precise optimization, and hope that optimized and hinted fonts are indeed better than original traced fonts (also, they are significantly smaller in size). So far, we did not find any bugs in optimized fonts. Note that a small number of (fortunately, rarely used) fonts are not included yet because of the bugs in EC font drivers which prevented their generation. We plan to provide these missing fonts soon. (Currently there are 376 Type 1 font files here, of total 401.) The CM-Super package could be freely downloaded from CTAN:fonts/ps-type1/cm-super and also from ftp://ftp.vsu.ru/pub/tex/font-packs/cm-super/ (see also ftp://ftp.vsu.ru/pub/tex/README for a list of mirrors) The total size of all PFB files is about 53.3 Mb (AFM files are provided, too, for use with non-TeX applications). To install this package in teTeX or TeX Live systems, copy all Type 1 fonts (*.pfb files) to .../texmf/fonts/type1/public/cm-super/ directory and install the MAP (*.map) and ENC (*.enc) files to their usual place (e.g. under .../texms/dvips/cm-super/), and instruct dvips and pdftex to use these MAP files (e.g. using the "updmap" script). Do not forget to update the texmf filename database (run mktexlsr). If you wish to use the original CM germandbls (sharp s) shape, rather than the new EC one, change "germandbls" to "germandbls.alt" in t1.enc. Although this package is provided AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTY (as explained in the file PUBLIC), we welcome your comments and bug reports which should be sent to the email address given above. Happy TeXing! ========================================================================= ----- End forwarded message ----- Thanks for the huge submission. I installed it in CTAN:/tex-archive/fonts/ps-type1/cm-super parallel to the above mentioned .../ps-type1/em fonts. Reinhard Zierke for the CTAN team

cm-super – CM-Super family of fonts

The CM-Super family provides Adobe Type 1 fonts that replace the T1/TS1-encoded Computer Modern (EC/TC), T1/TS1-encoded Concrete, T1/TS1-encoded CM bright and LH Cyrillic fonts (thus supporting all European languages except Greek), and bringing many ameliorations in typesetting quality. The fonts exhibit the same metrics as the -encoded originals.

MaintainerVladimir Volovich



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