FMi on text symbol encodings
Rebecca and Rowland
Tue, 2 Mar 1999 17:37:59 -0500
>My very personal opinion is that some very exotic MF-only signs are not
>very helpful for Tex's future to restrict the setup to the CM-style in a
>world where Type1 font technology is practically accessible for
Hmmm.... Not so sure about that - some people use computers that can't use
any version of ATM or Ghostscript that's currently available. In any
case, ATM costs money and Ghostscript is slow and not all that good at
rendering PS Type 1 founts (as well as being very awkward to use and very
unreliable on my computer).
What about all those people with old MS-DOS computers and no (expensive)
Yes, pdftex will be a solution one day, but only when it's been fully
developed. Even then, not all computers have a pdf reader readily
available for them.
 There's an awful lot of people still using 68000 4MB RAM Macs, for
example; I assume there's at least as many people still using equally
obsolete MS-DOS boxes.