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Re: Alternatives to LaTeX (Was Some comments...)
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- Subject: Re: Alternatives to LaTeX (Was Some comments...)
- From: Sebastian Rahtz <s.rahtz@ELSEVIER.CO.UK>
- Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 11:39:22 +0100
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> Is there not a problem here: PostScript fonts may only come in one size,
> which then is rescaled.
> But in correct typesetting, as in TeX fonts, the weights and proportions
> actually change with the font size.
> So how does that work out here?
um, this is what i would call a canard. we have known this since the
first uses of PS fonts in TeX (I did my first book in LaTeX with Times
in 1986). its a fact of life that most PS fonts only come in 10 pt
size. Some have other sizes. Many Computer Modern fonts have a range
of sizes, some have more than others.
99% of the typesetting world gets by fine with the (technically
perhaps inferior) optical-scaling-plus-hints of Type1 fonts.
I suggest there are more productive things to worry about