[tex-live] Using LM instead of CM

Zdenek Wagner wagner at cesnet.cz
Sun Jun 11 18:19:52 CEST 2006

On Sun, 11 Jun 2006 gnwiii at gmail.com wrote:

> Many people are already using LM because they need the glyphs.
> Forcing the rest to switch may create some short term angst, but in
> the long term the TeX community benefits if most people can use the
> same fonts and understand which fonts they are using.
It need not be that bad. In fact, CS fonts are overset of CM fonts, the
first half is identical. For the purpose of testing the possibility of
replacement cs*.pfb with lm*.pfb I typeset a part of real Czech test some
time ago with version 0.99.3, now with 1.00 (the previous version was
given to Boguslaw Jackowski). I you do not know that the text was prepared
with metrics of the CS fonts and the output created with LM fonts, you
will hardly be able to recognize it. Of course the metrics are slightly
different. You can see some small differences in line breaking if the text
is typeset directly with LM fonts.

Anyway, people who really need CM or CS fonts will most probably able to
instal them themselves.

> --
> George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
> Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
> _______________________________________________
> TeX Live mailing list
> http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/tex-live

Zdenek Wagner
e-mail: wagner at cesnet.cz

see also http://hroch486.icpf.cas.cz/wagner/

More information about the tex-live mailing list