CTAN Comprehensive TeX Archive Network

CTAN submission – PSNFSS 9.0a bug-fixing release

Date: September 12, 2002 9:36:16 AM CEST
----- Forwarded message from Walter Schmidt ----- I have uploaded the file psnfss90a.zip to the /incoming directory at dante.ctan.org. It provides some bug fixes for the PSNFSS bundle, which is updated to version 9.0a. Please, unpack the archive in the directory macros/latex/required/psnfss . Doing so will replace the following files: psfonts.dtx lw35nfss.zip freenfss.zip changes.txt >From the change log: * Fixed TFM and VF files for mathpazo. The size of certain symbols was wrong, because of a bug in the fontinst package. * mathpazo.sty: Changed definition of \hbar with better spacing. * Fixed identification strings in 8rpcr.fd and t1put.fd. * Fixed comments in 8r.enc. * Unneeded file removed from lw35nfss.zip. The changes to the mathpazo fonts may result in changed line and page breaks. I'm really sorry for the mess; the bug in the fontinst program was unnoticed for a long time. All changed files in the archives, as well as psfonts.dtx, show the time stamp as of 2002-09-08. ----- End forwarded message ----- Thanks for the upload. I installed the new files as suggested in CTAN:/tex-archive/macros/latex/required/psnfss/ 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)



Guest Book Sitemap Contact Contact Author