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CTAN submission - PSNFSS 9.1b

Date: March 12, 2004 10:11:06 AM CET
On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Walter Schmidt wrote: > I have uploaded the ZIP file psnfss91b.zip to the /incoming > directory at dante.ctan.org. Please, unpack it to the CTAN > directory > > macros/latex/required/psnfss > > thus replacing all files that exist there. (Do not unpack > the inner archives lw35nfss.zip and freenfss.zip.) > > This is release 9.1b (2004-01-26) of the PSNFSS collection; > a set of virtual fonts, font metrics, map files and macros > to support the "Base35" fonts and the free Charter and Pazo > fonts. The license is, of course, LPPL. > > Main changes over version 9.0c are: > > * The Euro symbol \texteuro is now available in all text > font families supported by PSNFSS (except Utopia). This > matches the corresponding changes in the latest version > 1.99f (2004/02/22) of the textcomp package. > > * The Utopia fonts are no longer regarded as "required"; the > package utopia.sty is marked as "obsolete". > > * Charter: A number of long-standing bugs regarding the > fontdimens and the kerning data have been fixed. In > particular, the overly tight kerning between between L and > quoteright has been abolished. > > * Package helvet.sty: Fixed implementation of the key-value > interface. Thanks for the update, I installed it as requested. 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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