Incorporating symbols in roman fonts

Christian Kuhn
Sun, 10 Feb 2002 02:19:47 +0100

Hi all,

I still am fighting with understanding the installation process by
fontinst, and i still use as an example the FSGaramond from the
FontSite-CD. When using the expert and SC-Fonts, i can reduce the
missing chars in all encodings. 8r is complete, in T1 the only
symbol missing is perthousandzero, in OT1, nine greek caps and
lslashslash are missing, and TS1 lacks of 45 chars. Two questions:

a) In general, is it preferrable to ignore the gaps, or is it
better to fill them with chars from other fonts? (assuming a
corresponding symbol font is available)

b) In the case of the FSGaramond, is there a suitable symbol font
among the PostScript standard fonts?