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Re: fontinst 1.801 -- still worse
Berthold K.P. Horn writes:
> I guess I don't know what the big deal is about fontinst. All I do is
> (i) install the Type 1 font using ATM (Adobe Type Manager), (ii) Select
> "Fonts > WriteTFM..." then pick the new font, (iii) make a note of the
> file name used for the TFM. Then refer to the TFM using \font in
> plain TeX, or via a simple *.fd file in LaTeX 2e. I make the *.fd file
> simply by taking some existing file for another font family and
> editing it to change the names...
its fine, if all you want to do is install a single font, in your
private environment, with no tweaking. then again there are the people
who want to make complex virtual fonts combining characters from a
variety of sources.
of course, in your crippled GUI system, you have to do stages (i) to
(iii) *for every single* font. yurgh. i prefer an automated
route. just me an old-fashioned control freak.
as the pundit say, fontinst is the most fun you have which does not