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**To**:*Ulrik Vieth <vieth@thphy.uni-duesseldorf.de>, math-font-discuss@cogs.susx.ac.uk***Subject**:**Re: Mathematica symbol fonts****From**:*"Y&Y, Inc." <support@YandY.com>***Date**: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 10:48:22 -0400

At 03:20 PM 97/10/16 +0200, Ulrik Vieth wrote: >All five Mathematica fonts have the following layout: > slots 0--31: empty (usually) > slot 32: space > slot 127: empty (ASCII DEL) > slot 202: non-breaking space (I have no idea, why this slot.) That is where nbspace lives in Macintosh encoding... >The AFM files use the symbol names from the Adobe Standard Encoding, >not the true symbol names (quite unlike the AFM of Adobe Symbol). A sign of inferior workmanship using inferior tools such as Fontographer (and it is not ASE, by the way, but Fontographers proprietay mishmash which if I recollect is close to Macintosh standard roman encoding). Y&Y worked on earlier version of this font set, which was revised several times. There was discussion of making a TeX compatible version. However, the latest alpha test version (which is what you have) has not been through the professional hinting process as a result of some decision at Wolfram that this is not required or that they could not afford it or that they could not wait. >I have started experimenting with these fonts, but it takes time >to write suitable .etx files. Since the AFM files do not tell >the symbol names, they are unfortunately not usuable directly. Isn' that annoying! Of course the versions that Y&Y made for them did have mnemonic symbol names in them :-) Regards, Berthold. ***************************************************************************** Y&Y, Inc. `Acrobat-ready PS from TeX' (see http://www.YandY.com/pdf_from.pdf) 45 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742 USA Phone: (800) 742-4059 (North America only) Phone: (978) 371-3286 Fax: (978) 371-2004 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------- Sales: mailto:sales@YandY.com Support: mailto:support@YandY.com Site License: mailto:main-office@YandY.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------- World Wide Web: http://www.YandY.com *****************************************************************************

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