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Re: [Groff] TeX fonts and groff

From: Roger Leigh
Subject: Re: [Groff] TeX fonts and groff
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 22:07:04 +0100
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Peter Schaffter <address@hidden> writes:

> I fear I phrased my question badly.  Seem to be doing that a lot
> recently.  I didn't mean "just any collection of TeX fonts," but
> rather "specific TeX fonts that are plainly available on my (Debian)
> installation (of tetex), but only as .vf's and .tfm's."
> For example, in my /usr/share/texmf/fonts/tfm/ and
> /usr/share/texmf/fonts/vf, there exist .vf's and .tfm's for
> cg/optima.  I'd like to make the Optima fonts available to -Tps,
> which would require .pfa or .pfb files.  Scour as I might the CTAN
> site, I can't discover .pfa or .pfb files for anything resembling
> om<whatever>__.pfa/b.  Hence, I'm wondering how to generate the
> .pfa/b's myself, in order to use the fonts with groff -Tps.  Or,
> barring that, where to get my hands on the .pfa/b's for the fonts
> that come with my TeX installation.  The cm-super and lm fonts you
> mention exist on CTAN as .pfb's.  But where are the others?
> Is there some sort of licensing issue invovled here?  Foundries
> have donated fonts to TeX, but you can only use those fonts if
> you're running TeX?  
> -- 
> Peter Schaffter
> Author of _The Schumann Proof_, appearing fall, 2004
> (pub. RendezVous Press, Canada)
> _______________________________________________
> Groff maillist  -  address@hidden

Roger Leigh

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