[tex-live] Removed mathtime fonts -> missing metrics for belleek

rsnel at cube.dyndns.org rsnel at cube.dyndns.org
Thu May 24 21:48:52 CEST 2007

Hello Frank,

(Cc: tex-live, here is the Debian user stepping in with some additional info)

On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 07:43:28PM +0200, Frank K?ster wrote:
> [...]
> Now a Debian user complained and found what we were forgetting:
> > Well, I use the 'belleek' fonts in texlive-fonts-extra as drop-in
> > replacement for the proprietary mathtime fonts. The font uses the
> > mathtime metrics and seems to have no metrics of it's own.
> > See: /usr/share/texmf-texlive/fonts/map/dvips/tetex/mt-belleek.map
> > and /usr/share/doc/texlive-fonts-extra/fonts/belleek/README
> > (cd /usr/share; find -name belleek, only type1 and truetype, no metrics)
> I'm not completely sure how to do that, it's a bit more than activating
> mt-belleek.map, because with
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{mathtime}
> \begin{document}
> This is text, and this is math:
> \begin{equation}
>   \label{eq:1}
>   \sqrt[3]{\frac{a}{\pi}} = c
> \end{equation}
> \end{document}
> I still get errors on TL 2005, but the general scheme worked.  In TL
> 2007, mathtime.sty is missing, and also the metrics used for the belleek
> fonts. 

The instructions to get belleek working properly (which are on teTeX in
Etch not needed, because belleek is the default there (according to the
following README)) are in
/usr/share/doc/tetex-extra/texmf/fonts/belleek/README (from the package
tetex-extra in Etch).  (in short: activate mt-belleek.map instead of
mt-yy.map and mt-plus.map and 

----- (quoting from the README)
go to the tex/latex/mathtime subdirectory of the main texmf tree and
edit the files my1mtt.fd, my2mtt.fd and my3mtt.fd. In my1mtt.fd,
remove the lines that refer to the fonts "mtmib", "mtmih", "mtmub"
and "mtmuh". In my2mtt.fd, replace "mtsyn" by "mtsy" and remove
the lines that refer to "mtsyb" and "mtsyh". In my3mtt.fd, remove
the lines refer to "mtexb" and "mtexh".
----- (end quote)

(the editing of the .fd files is only needed to get LaTeX working, Plain
TeX only needs the .map file change)). 

BTW: in addition to the .tfm files, mtmi.vf (which was also removed) is 
also needed for mathtime+belleek to work properly.

According to
http://texcatalogue.sarovar.org/entries/mathtime-metrics.html, the
license of the mathtime metrics is unknown, which would probably mean
that Debian can't distribute them (if font metrics are copyrightable,
that is).



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