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Bitstream Gill Sans - a question
I just downloaded the metrics files for Bitstream's "Humanist 521" (=Gill
Sans), and I noticed that only some of the fonts in the family were
used. In particular, instead of using the Bitstream's italic versions the
metrics apply the "SlantFont" transform to the roman versions. Can anyone
tell me why?
The fonts on CTAN, and their real names, are:
bgsl8a.afm Humanist 521 Light
bgsr8a.afm Humanist 521 Roman
bgsr8ac.afm Humanist 521 Roman Condensed
bgsu8a.afm Humanist 521 Ultra Bold
bgsx8a.afm Humanist 521 Extra Bold
bgsx8ac.afm Humanist 521 Extra Bold Condensed
And here is the list of the full family, as found in the Bitstream "500
None of the italic versions were used, and neither was the bold. (It's
weird to have ultrabold and extrabold but no bold!)
Can anyone cast any light on this? I suppose I can just modify the "build"
file and run fontinst myself, but I was wondering whether there's some
reason for this that I'm missing.
Fernando Q. Gouvea
Chair, Dept. of Math & CS Editor, MAA Online
Colby College http://www.maa.org
If you cannot convince them, confuse them.
-- Harry S Truman