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CTAN submission: PSNFSS 9.2

Date: September 16, 2004 2:47:13 PM CEST
----- Forwarded message from Walter Schmidt ----- I have uploaded the file psnfss92.zip to the /incoming directory at dante.ctan.org. This is release 9.2 of PSNFSS (PostScript font support for LaTeX). Please, unpack the archive in the following directory: macros/latex/required/psnfss Doing so will update the present files, except for lw35nfss.zip, which is unchanged. Changes over PSNFSS 9.1b
* Charter: Improved kerning data, fixing the bugs reported in the news group comp.text.tex (Subject: "new charter kerning problem ?") on 2004-08-13 by "jt". * Palatino: additional font families pplx and pplj with real smallcaps and oldstyle figures, and improved metrics, as compared with the font family ppl. Smallcaps and oldstyle figures are taken from the new free FPL fonts, whcih are already available from CTAN. [Notice that the metrics and kerning tables of pplx and pplj were slighlty corrected once again, as compared with the pre-release from 2004-08-01.] * Packages mathpazo, mathptmx: Beside \upDelta and \upOmega also the other upright uppercase Greek letters are explicitly accessible now. * Documentation psnfss2e.tex(.pdf) updated. * Font map files: Additional file fpls.map for the FPL fonts. * Test files: Minor changes to mathtest.tex.
Thank you very much for the upload. I installed the new version as suggested in CTAN: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)



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