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CTAN submission – PSNFSS 9.0c

Date: July 21, 2003 10:21:08 AM CEST
On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, Walter Schmidt wrote: > I have uploaded the files psnfss9c.zip, lw35nfss.zip and > freenfss.zip to the /incoming directory at dante.ctan.org. > > Please, unpack psnfss9c.zip in the directory > > macros/latex/required/psnfss > > and copy the other zip files to the same directory, without > unpacking them. > > This is version 9.0c of the PSNFSS collection, the interface > to use the Base 35 and other free PostScript fonts with LaTeX. Thanks for the update. I replaced the directory macros/latex/required/psnfss with its new contents. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf > From the change log: > > * mathptmx,sty, mathpazo.sty: \upOmega and \UpDelta are of > type \mathord now, to make sure that they are always upright > > * pifont.sty: \Pifill and \dingfill should no longer fail at > the beginning or end of a paragraph. (Bug fix suggested by FMi.) > > * mathptm(x).sty: \jmath, \coprod, and \amalg will now generate > error messages rather than print black squares. (Suggested by > FMi.) > > * Small changes to the documentation. > > * Enhanced test0.tex to test also the math alphabets. > > * 8r.enc: version 2.0, comprising all of the Mac Roman > character set, too. > > * The *.map files and the file 8r.enc have been moved out of the > ZIP archives, since their final location in the texmf tree may > vary due to changes in the TDS specs. > > > Notice that the font metrics, virtual fonts and fd files > are unchanged for the time being. The archives lw35nfss.zip > and freenfss.zip were updated only because the .map and .enc > files are no longer included there. (See the last item of > the change log.) > > The license of PSNFSS is, of course, LPPL.

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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