[tex-live] What do to with cm-super (was: limited and unlimited volunteering)

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Fri Jun 2 21:13:32 CEST 2006

"KB" == Karl Berry writes:

 KB> I didn't make this clear before, since it wasn't clear in my
 KB> mind.  But your reply makes me realize that the hope is to use LM
 KB> for the non-cyrillic encodings, and thus be able to keep a
 KB> smaller set of cm-super files in TL (e.g., just 10pt or
 KB> whatever), since far fewer users would be affected.  My
 KB> recollection is that Vladimir said at one time that this sounded
 KB> ok to him.  I hope it still does.

sure - since the LM fonts are of better quality, it is good to use
them whenever possible instead of the cm-super fonts.

if their metrics for the T1 and TS1 encodings are compatible with the
EC fonts (which i don't know/didn't check), then they could be used
instead of cm-super fonts for these encodings by removing the map
entries for the EC and TC fonts from cm-super-t1.map and
cm-super-ts1.map and using the corresponding entries of the LM fonts
(note that some entries in the cm-super-{t1,ts1}.map files are for the
T1- and TS1-encoded CMBright and CM Concrete fonts, which are probably
not provided by the LM fonts, so one should remove only the entries
corresponding to the EC and TC fonts from these map files, and retain
the ones for the CMBright and CM Concrete).


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