Using fonts from the LaTeX Font Catalogue.
P.Taylor at Hellenic-Institute.Uk
Tue May 4 12:07:52 CEST 2021
Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> The general advice to use any font in latex is to try to find a
> support package and to use it.
And people wonder why some prefer Microsoft Word to TeX.
Really, I am having great trouble not using profanities here — someone
wants to use a different font to the default, and they have to search
for a /support package/ in order to use it ?! What sort of insanity is
this ? If, as I suspect, the problem lies primarily with those fonts
that exist only as AFM/PFA (or B) pairs, then why don't we just mark all
such fonts as "deprecated" and recommend only those fonts that exist as
TTF/OTF ? These can then be handled natively by Xe[La]TeX, and will
need no "support package" at all.
Incidentally, I now see that BrushScriptX-Italic existed as a PFB file
in (some) earlier releases of TeX Live (e.g., TeX Live 2008, 9, 10, 11,
12). What happened to the PFB file thereafter, and is this in part a
cause of the problem ?
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