[tex-live] heresy

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue Jun 22 20:05:12 CEST 2004

Karl Berry wrote:

>    or shall I not have "cm" at all, and just have "lmodern"?
>You still have to have cm, or basically no existing documents will be
>processable.  LM is not a drop-in replacement for CM.  It doesn't
>have a cmr10.tfm, for instance, and anyway the metrics are slightly
>different (and better).
People would have to use the LM fonts explicitly. I agree, it'd be a 
pain not to be able to run
"pdflatex sample2e" as is.

>    Realistically, are .afm files ever used these days by normal users?
>    I mean the .afm files for cm, lmodern etc
>I can't imagine why.  I don't ever use them, at least.
trouble is, splitting eg "lm" into the daily use part and the "source" 
part (ie afm) makes
package management and the relationship with the upstream source 
problematic. I suppose
I can assume Knuth doesn't care how I package CM


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