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Re: BSR CM type 1 arrows, StMaryRd, and RSFS
- To: Laurent Siebenmann <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, support@YandY.com, email@example.com
- Subject: Re: BSR CM type 1 arrows, StMaryRd, and RSFS
- From: "Y&Y, Inc." <support@YandY.com>
- Date: Mon, 09 Mar 1998 21:28:59 -0500
At 01:38 AM 98/03/10 +0100, Laurent Siebenmann wrote:
>I trust you are maintaining the original encodings
>of RSFS, BBOLD, WASY2 and StMaryRd fonts!?
Of course. There supposed to be drop-in replacements
for the PK versions, just like the CM and AMS Type 1 fonts
are drop-in replacements for the PK versions.
>Incidentally, to my mind RSFS is a "mainstream" font,
>the standard script font for math. The author
>Ralph Smith has promised to issue all sizes in MF.
Everyone tells me that this font or that is `mainsteam',
or that *this* (some random graphics package) is now
the `de facto' standard. After wasting enormous amounts
of time on the basis of such `information' I have grown
cautious :-) But it is good to hear someone has heard
of it anyway...
>Did any of the Knuth CM changes since 1990 alter the
No. And this is a problem when it comes to the arrows
in CMSY*, because they are larger, but the metrics are
While probably most of the 9600 characters in CM were
affected, the only significant changes are: the delta in CMMI*,
the arrows in CMMI*, the calligraphic letters in CMSY* (didn't
notice yet :-)? and the arrows in CMSY*, AFAIK
>I must admit ignorance of the WASY fonts and their history...
See, now someone else told me that those are `mainstream' :-)
But seriously what other fonts are there that are `mainstream'?