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CTAN submission: PSNFSS 9

Date: May 21, 2002 10:38:16 AM CEST
On Mon, 20 May 2002, Walter Schmidt wrote: > I have uploaded the following ZIP archives to the /incoming directory > at dante.ctan.org: > > psnfss9.zip > lw35nfss9.zip > freenfss.zip Thanks for the update. I installed the files in psnfss9.zip in macros/latex/required/psnfss and added lw35nfss.zip and freenfss.zip to this directory. > This is version 9 of the PSNFSS system, supporting the use > of the Base35 PostScript fonts and the free Charter, Utopia > and Pazo fonts with LaTeX. PSNFSS 9 is to be used with the > latest version 1.003 of the Pazo fonts, which were also > updated now. > > > Main news > --------- > > The TeXBase1 encoding (file 8r.enc) includes the Euro symbol > in slot 128 now. Thus, future fonts that provide the Euro, > can be supported. This does, however, _not_ affect the > present Base35, Charter and Utopia fonts. The corresponding > file 8r.etx in the fontinst distribution will soon be > updated accordingly. > > Pazo fonts: Added all the missing uppercase latin letters > and numeral "1" to Pazo Math Blackboard Bold. Re-designed > \Phi, \varsigma, xi and \zeta. Font metrics and virtual > fonts (freenfss.zip) updated accordingly > > Palatino text fonts: The textcompanion fonts of the > Palatino family provide the Euro symbol \texteuro as well as > the Omega \textohm now. The letters are actually taken from > the Pazo fonts. > > mathptmx.sty: Improved \hbar. Added missing redefinitions > of \defaultscriptratio and \defaultscriptscriptratio. > > Documentation updated and slightly improved. All fonts are > embedded in psnfss2e.pdf now. > > There are no changes over the pre-release as of 2002-04-24, > except for a minor fix to the Pazo blackboard bold fonts, > whose metrics are, however, unchaged. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

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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