CTAN package update: cm-lgc
Date: May 26, 2004 3:09:39 PM CEST
This package has been updated on CTAN.
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Announcement text provided by the package author:
The cm-lgc font package contains a set of Type 1 fonts,
converted from the METAFONT sources, which covers 3 European
alphabets (LGC stands for Latin, Greek, Cyrillic) and the
corresponding TeX font encodings. It also includes Unicode
virtual fonts which may be used with Omega/Lambda.
Unlike other Type 1 font packages based on original METAFONT
files, CM-LGC doesn't tend to cover all the fonts available in the
METAFONT format. In particular, each font family and shape
is represented with a single file which is used in all point
sizes. This allows to keep the whole package compact but
still enough powerful and sufficient for regular work.
Another goal of the CM-LGC font package is to provide a set of
8-bit fonts suitable for use outside of TeX. That's why all the
PFB files it includes contain meaningful PostScript names (e.g.
CMRoman Bold Italic) and have standard encoding vectors (e. g.
AdobeStandard for Latin fonts), while virtual fonts are used to
combine glyphs present in those PFB files into TeX-specific
The latest package release (v. 0.3) contains some important
improvements and bug fixes, which hopefully make the whole
package really stable. This version also includes INF files,
so that installing the fonts under MS Windows becomes really
You can visit the package (so it doesn't get lonely) at
cm-lgc – Type 1 CM-based fonts for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic
The fonts are converted from METAFONT sources of the Computer
Modern font families, using textrace. Supported encodings are:
T1 (Latin), T2A (Cyrillic), LGR (Greek) and TS1. The package also
includes Unicode virtual fonts for use with Omega.
The font set is not a replacement for any of the other Computer
Modern-based font sets (for example,
cm-super for Latin and Cyrillic, or
cbgreek for Greek), since it is
available at a single size only; it offers a compact set for
‘general’ working. The fonts themselves are
encoded to external standards, and virtual fonts are provided for
use with TeX.
|2003–2005 Alexej Kryukov