# CTAN package update: pxfonts and txfonts

Date: January 4, 2005 4:02:57 PM CET

The two packages shown below have been updated at tug.ctan.org and will
make their way to your favorite mirror in the next day or two.
Thanks,
Jim Hefferon
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The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
Name of contribution: pxfonts / txfonts
Contributer's name: karl berry
Location on CTAN: /fonts/txfonts and /fonts/pxfonts
Summary description: [pt]xfonts.sty update for " active characters
License type: gpl
Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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The txfonts.sty and pxfonts.sty packages released in 2000 by Dr. Young Ryu
had the deficiency of using " to specify character codes, etc.
Consequently, if " is an active character when these styles were read
(e.g., if german.sty had been loaded), they would not work.
Thomas Esser fixed this some years ago in teTeX by changing all the
references to decimal. This upload simply propagates the new files to
CTAN, with Dr. Ryu's permission. (Thanks also to Volker Schaa for
reporting the inconsistency.)
Also, the txfonts.map and pxfonts.map files from the TeX Live distribution
are now included in the distribution on CTAN; they simply omit the entries
for the standard base fonts (e.g., Palatino-Roman, Times-Roman).
Finally, users of [pt]xfonts may be interested in this note on future work
from Dr. Ryu:
When I released the current txfonts and pxfonts, I thought
it would be the final release. But, I have heard of some
issues, especially those related to spacing of math alphabets,
symbols and the size of small caps (being too small),
integrals looking "ugly," and parentheses being flat too quickly.
I have a plan to update these fonts (together
with complete hxfonts including complete math alphabets
and symbols), but not until I finish something that I
am now committed to. Hopefully it will be within a couple
of years...
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You can have a look at the two packages at
http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/pxfonts/
and
http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/txfonts/
although you may get a better network connection by visiting a mirror
of CTAN that is near to you; see
http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/README.mirrors
.

## txfonts – Times-like fonts in support of mathematics

Txfonts supplies virtual text roman fonts using Adobe Times (or URW NimbusRomNo9L) with some modified and additional text symbols in the OT1, T1, and TS1 encodings; maths alphabets using Times/URW Nimbus; maths fonts providing all the symbols of the Computer Modern and AMS fonts, including all the Greek capital letters from CMR; and additional maths fonts of various other symbols.

The set is complemented by a sans-serif set of text fonts, based on Helvetica/NimbusSanL, and a monospace set.

All the fonts are in Type 1 format (AFM and PFB files), and are supported by TeX metrics (VF and TFM files) and macros for use with LaTeX.

Package | txfonts |

Version | 2009-01-14 |

Maintainer | Young Ryu |