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Re: CM fonts updated?
> Following up on the discussion of cmex9.mf variants, I find this at
> ncftp /tex-archive > quote site index cmex9.mf
> index cmex9.mf
> NOTE. This index shows at most 20 lines. for a full list of files,
> retrieve /tex-archive/FILES.byname
> 1995/10/23 | 6140 | fonts/amsfonts/sources/extracm/cmex9.mf
> 1996/07/24 | 4209 | fonts/cm/mf/cmex9.mf
> 1999/01/20 | 29 | fonts/cm/sauter/ready-mf/cmex9.mf
> (end of 'index cmex9.mf')
> Notice that the more recent of the first two is smaller.
> For the other problem font, ebigof.mf, there is no trace of it found
> by "quote site index ebigof.mf".
You should be looking for "ebigop.mf" which gives you:
1995/10/25 | 44527 | fonts/amsfonts/sources/euler/ebigop.mf
1995/06/13 | 41910 | systems/knuth/local/cm/ebigop.mf
> The smaller cmex9.mf file begins with the significant two-line comment
> % THIS IS THE OFFICIAL COMPUTER MODERN SOURCE FILE cmex9.mf BY D E KNUTH.
> % IT MUST NOT BE MODIFIED IN ANY WAY UNLESS THE FILE NAME IS CHANGED!
> while the larger one has an AMS file header labeled version 2.2 dated
> Ignoring the comment lines, diff finds only these differences:
> < font_identifier:="CMEX V2.2"; font_size 9pt#;
>> font_identifier:="CMEX"; font_size 9pt#;
> < crisp#:=0/36pt#; % diameter of serif corners
>> crisp#:=0pt#; % diameter of serif corners
> Lines marked < are AMS, and those marked > are DEK.
> From the dates, DEK's smaller version is the newest, and further, as
> the Grand Wizard, and CACM (Chief Architect of Computer Modern, not
> Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery), his
> version should prevail.
> So, is someone at the AMS on this list prepared to issue a version 2.3
> dated 24-Jul-1996 with DEK's changes incorporated?
Obviously the difference of 0/36pt# vs. 0pt# doesn't really matter.
As for the font_identifier one might ask whether it should contain any
version number at all. (After all the font_identifier gets written to
the TFM files and would lead to changes even if the glyph dimensions