[texhax] \textordfeminine in plain TeX

tom sgouros tomfool at as220.org
Thu Jul 5 19:40:38 CEST 2007

Oleg Katsitadze <olegkat at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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).

Yes, of course.  My blunder again, because I have a "Helvetica.afm" file
and I haven't ever really understood all the complexities of fonts.  As
is by now glaringly obvious to the world.

> > ("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.

Aha.  See above.



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