# [Fontinst] Multiple Master Fonts and the Width Axis

Fri May 14 09:54:54 CEST 2010

I'm going to post the question to the pdftex list, since I don't see that my
problem is specific to fontinst.

I'll report back with my findings in case anyone is interested in MM fonts,
particularly if I gain some knowledge that is applicable to using fontinst

2010/5/14 Christopher Adams <chris at raysend.com>

> Hi Lars,
>
> Thanks for your help as always.
>
> 2010/5/14 Lars Hellström <Lars.Hellstrom at residenset.net>
>
>>
>>> What I don't see support for in fontinst is MM instances generated along
>>> the
>>
>> width axis for use in font expansion.
>>>
>>
>> If you're using \installfont level commands, you simply need to write more
>> of them (because you want to generate more fonts).
>>
>
> What should the \installfont commands look like? Something like this?
>
> \installfont{pmnr8t12}{pmnr8r12,newlatin}{t1}{T1}{pmn}{m}{n}{}
> \installfont{pmnr8t12-20}{pmnr8r12-20,newlatin}{t1}{T1}{pmn}{m-20}{n-20}{}
>
> \installfont{pmnr8t12+20}{pmnr8r12+20,newlatin}{t1}{T1}{pmn}{m+20}{n+20}{}
>
>
>> The only thing I can think of that might be potentially problematic is
>> that the above generates NFSS declarations for all the font widths: there's
>> an m series, a b series, an m+5 series, a b+5 series, an m+10 series, and so
>> on...
>
>
> I also took note of the fact that the Thanh states:
>
> Similar to Type 1 fonts, only the entry for the base font is needed in map
>> files:
>
>
>> pmnr8y12 MinionMM_400_535_12_   <texnansi.enc <pmnr8a12.pfb
>
>
> Following this instruction, I removed the other two widths from the map
> file before installing it.
>
> Of course, I can get Minion installed, but microtype doesn't seem to
> discover the expanded instances. If I use the auto=false option, which is
> supposed to force the package to use the really-existing expansion steps, as
> in:
>
> \usepackage[auto=false,shrink=20,stretch=20,step=20]{microtype}
>
>
> pdfLaTex tries and fails to generate some different font on the fly using
> MetaFont. I've pasted the error below.
>
> I should note in closing that before writing to this list, I tried
> installing the fonts manually using afm2tfm and writing the .fd file by
> hand.
>
> That failed with the same error below. I thought I might be doing something
> wrong in generating the tfms, and that I should rely on fontinst instead.
> However, I'm no closer to a solution.
>
> I'm going to post the
>
> = = =
>
> (/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/microtype/microtype.cfg))
> (./MinionMM.aux)
> (/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/base/ts1cmr.fd)
> (/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/microtype/mt-cmr.cfg)kpathsea: Running
> mktextfm ecrm1200+20
> mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode;
> input ecrm1200+20
> This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.6)
>
> kpathsea: Running mktexmf ecrm1200+20
> ! I can't find file `ecrm1200+20'.
> <*> ...our; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ecrm1200+20
>
> Please type another input file name
> ! Emergency stop.
> <*> ...our; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ecrm1200+20
>
> Transcript written on mfput.log.
> grep: ecrm1200+20.log: No such file or directory
> mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input
> ecrm1200+20' failed to make ecrm1200+20.tfm.
> kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
>
> ! Font csnameendcsname=ecrm1200+20 at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM)
> file no
> t found.
>
>
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