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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.

Li­censesThe Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right1995–2005 Se­bas­tian Rahtz, Wal­ter Sch­midt
Main­tainerWal­ter A. Sch­midt
Se­bas­tian Rahtz pkg.au­thor.died
Con­tained inTeX Live as psnfss
MiKTeX as psnfss
TopicsFont sup­port
Font use
See alsopsnfssx

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