[texhax] \textordfeminine in plain TeX

Oleg Katsitadze olegkat at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 19:29:04 CEST 2007

On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 12:52:09PM -0400, Tom Sgouros wrote:
> ".afm".

Shouldn't this be ".tfm"?  I don't think TeX understands .afm's (Adobe
Font Metric files), at least not the "vanilla" TeX.  In fact, there's
an afm2tfm program (written by Tomas Rokicki and Donald E. Knuth).

> ("Helvetica" works, as it happens, which just makes things more
> confusing.)

There is a mapping in some font map file which maps "Helvetica" to
the "real" font name.

> So Oleg's answer might have been:

Sorry, I should have been more verbose :).


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