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**To**:*Multiple recipients of list LATEX-L <LATEX-L@RELAY.URZ.UNI-HEIDELBERG.DE>***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- Reply-To: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project <LATEX-L@RELAY.URZ.UNI-HEIDELBERG.DE>
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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 Sebastian

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**References**:**Re: Alternatives to LaTeX (Was Some comments...)***From:*Hans Aberg <haberg@MATEMATIK.SU.SE>

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