[texhax] Type 1 PS fonts

Dr. Yasha Karant,JB-344,(909) 880-5329 ykarant at csci.csusb.edu
Tue Feb 3 23:49:08 CET 2004


I have read all of the articles on Type 1 PS fonts I can find on your 
web site and have downloaded (some of) the installation files (e.g., 
AMS, bluesky, etc.).

However, in none of the installation sets can I find a prewritten script
input for the fontinst application.  Although I can write a sed, perl, 
sh, or other script that will list and parse the contents of the 
installation set and then generate a fontinst input script per the 
samples in the Type 1 tutorial that you distribute, this seems to me 
less than economical use of my time (or a students).  Do these
scripte -- or their equivalent for some other equivalent font 
installation utility -- exist for the Type 1 fonts?  If so, where?

Please note that the USA National Science Foundation wants Type 1 fonts
in documents for their FastLane system.  I am using RedHat 9 Linux on a
IA-32 workstation with the standard LaTeX (and Kile and lyx and ... ) 
that is available for such an environment, and that evidently does not 
use Type 1 by default.  Any advice or predone packages greatly would be

In these days with GPL utilities such as configure, it seems rather
slow to need to generate these scripts by hand.


Yasha Karant
Institute for Applied Supercomputing
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
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