Walter Schmidt walter.schmidt@arcormail.de
Mon, 20 Sep 1999 12:01:11 -0400


thank you for your helpful reply!

On Mon, 20 Sep 1999 17:04:32 +0200, Lars Hellström wrote:

>PS: Why do you want to make an eurmo10 in the first case? The impression I
>got (from looking at the metafont source) is that eurm10 is a math italic.

eurm10 is "upright italic"; I want to create an artificially 
slanted variant from it, and use some of its characters within 
a virtual font. 

This worked pretty well, until dvipdfm stumbled over that
"crippled" tfm file.  In the meanwhile the author of dvipdfm,
Mark A. Wicks, has fixed his program, and he told me:

>  [...] If the font is not actually used for typesetting, but
>is only referred to in a virtual font, then those fields are not
>necessary.  The fields of course must be filled in for the TFM for the
>virtual font. 

However, I feel that fontinst should NOT write the following 
misleading comment into the .pl file:

(COMMENT This file can be turned into a TeX font with)
(COMMENT pltotfm eurmo10.pl eurmo10.tfm)

Best wishes