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Copyright 1997 Walter Schmidt

This program can redistributed and/or modified under the
terms of the LaTeX Project Public License distributed from
CTAN archives in directory macros/latex/base/lppl.txt;
either version 1 of the License, or (at your option) any
later version.



An alternative interface to the EC Sans Serif boldface fonts
------------------------------------------------------------

The EC (T1, Cork) encoded versions of the `CM Sans Serif
boldface extended' fonts differ considerably from the
traditionally (OT1) encoded ones:

At large sizes, > 10pt, they have thinner strokes and are
much wider.  At 25pt they are hardly to be recognized as
being `boldface'.

The LaTeX package `cmsd' can solve this problem:  Using this
package will---as much as possible---make these T1 fonts
look like the traditional ones did.

You do *not* need any new fonts; the package just changes
the way LaTeX makes use of the current ones.

Using this package requires 3 files to be installed, i.e. 
you must copy them to a directory where LaTeX searches for 
its input files:

        cmsd.sty
        t1cmsd.fd
        ts1cmsd.fd

If your LaTeX is older than from dec. 1996 AND your 
operating system is Un*x, then you have to rename two of the
files:
        t1cmsd.fd  -> OT1cmsd.fd
        ts1cmsd.fd -> TS1cmsd.fd

Then the package is to be loaded in the usual way:

        \usepackage{cmsd}

Alternatively you may access the fonts directly via the
NFSS.  The \fontfamly is `cmsd' (CM Sans Serif Display).

*** WARNING *** WARNING *** WARNING *** WARNING *** WARNING 

The package is to be used in conjunction with T1 and TS1
fonts only, i.e.  you must issue e.g.

        \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

before.  The \fontfamily cmsd is defined for the T1 and TS1 
encodings only.

In case you experience any problems or want to propose any 
changes, please send a message to:

Walter Schmidt <wschmi@ibm.net>

Please, obtain my (email) address from the most recent 
version of this file!

-- finis

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cmsd – Interfaces to the CM Sans Serif Bold fonts

Thr purpose of the package is to provide an alternative interface to the CM Sans Serif boldface fonts. The EC (T1, Cork) encoded versions of the ‘CM Sans Serif boldface extended’ fonts differ considerably from the traditionally (OT1) encoded ones: at large sizes, >10pt, they have thinner strokes and are much wider. At 25pt they are hardly to be recognized as being ‘boldface’. This package attempts to make these T1 fonts look like the traditional ones did. You do not need any new fonts; the package just changes the way makes use of the current ones.

Packagecmsd
LicensesThe Project Public License
MaintainerWalter A. Schmidt
Contained inTeX Live as cmsd
MiKTeX as cmsd
TopicsFont support
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