This directory contains version 0.9 of the HP LaserJet built in font metrics. They were derived directly from the metric information provided by HP in the LaserJet IV Developers Kit. In general, the name of a font metric file in this distribution has the form: xxx99Uyy.pl Where "xxx" is an abbreviation for the typeface, "99U" is the HP symbol set of the metrics, and "yy" is the size of the font (this is only specified for fixed-sized fonts). Built in fonts must be selected by symbol set, so VF files should be build to remap the characters. The LJ4's user-defined symbol set feature is not supported. When HP released the LJ4 metrics, they included a set of LJ3 metrics that where different from the LJ3 metrics distributed earlier. The metrics used in this release are from the files that HP suggests for LJ3 and LJ4 printers. Note that LJ4 printers include all of the LJ3 fonts, so both sets must be retrieved to use all the fonts. In an effort to make the distribution more understandable, metrics are divided into LJ3 and LJ4 subdirectories and within each of those directories, a directory exists for each typeface. At the lowest level, the archives have names of the form nXXX-YY.zip Where "n" is either 3 or 4 (for LJ3 or LJ4), "XXX" is a typeface abbreviation, and "YY" is either "pl" or "tfm" indicating what sort of files are in the archive. The typeface abbreviations are: Abbr. Typeface ----- --------------------- ale Albertus Extrabold alr Albertus anb Antique Olive Bold ani Antique Olive Italic anr Antique Olive arb Arial Bold (TT) ari Arial Italic (TT) arj Arial Bold Italic (TT) arr Arial (TT) clc Clarendon Condensed cor Coronet crb Courier Bold cri Courier Italic crj Courier Bold Italic crr Courier gra Garamond Antiqua grh Garamond Halbfett grk Garamond Kursiv grl Garamond Kursiv Halbfett lgb Letter Gothic Bold lgi Letter Gothic Italic lgr Letter Gothic lpr Line Printer mrr Marigold omb Omega Bold omi Omega Italic omj Omega Bold Italic omr Omega sym Symbol (TT) tnb Times New Roman Bold (TT) tni Times New Roman Italic (TT) tnj Times New Roman Bold Italic (TT) tnr Times New Roman (TT) trb CG Times Bold tri CG Times Italic trj CG Times Bold Italic trr CG Times ucb Univers Condensed Bold uci Univers Condensed Italic ucj Univers Condensed Bold Italic ucr Univers Condensed unb Univers Bold uni Univers Italic unj Univers Bold Italic unr Univers wgd Wingdings (TT) The major new feature in this release is the use of additional header words in the TFM file to include HP-specific information about font selection. The emTeX dvihplj driver (starting with version 1.5) and Karl Berry's dviljk driver support this mechanism. This release is again being offered in order to "get the metrics out there". Additional changes may still be made. In particular, VFs for other encoding schemes will be added, and I may rename the fonts in the next release to conform with Karl Berry's font naming scheme. Cheers, norm <email@example.com> 28 Apr 1994
ljmetrics – Metrics for Laserjet built-in fonts
The distribution offers TFM (and PL) files derived from Hewlett-Packard's LaserJet IV Developers kit. No outlines are provided; the metrics are only usable with drivers adapted for output to the relevant printers (e.g., dviljk).