CTAN package update: cm-lgc

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Wed May 26 17:09:39 CEST 2004

This package has been updated on CTAN. 

Thanks for the upload,
Jim Hefferon

Announcement text provided by the package author:

The cm-lgc font package contains a set of Type 1 fonts,
converted from the METAFONT sources, which covers 3 European
alphabets (LGC stands for Latin, Greek, Cyrillic) and the 
corresponding TeX font encodings. It also includes Unicode 
virtual fonts which may be used with Omega/Lambda.

Unlike other Type 1 font packages based on original METAFONT
files, CM-LGC doesn't tend to cover all the fonts available in the
METAFONT format. In particular, each font family and shape 
is represented with a single file which is used in all point
sizes. This allows to keep the whole package compact but
still enough powerful and sufficient for regular work.

Another goal of the CM-LGC font package is to provide a set of
8-bit fonts suitable for use outside of TeX. That's why all the
PFB files it includes contain meaningful PostScript names (e.g. 
CMRoman Bold Italic) and have standard encoding vectors (e. g.
AdobeStandard for Latin fonts), while virtual fonts are used to 
combine glyphs present in those PFB files into TeX-specific 

The latest package release (v. 0.3) contains some important 
improvements and bug fixes, which hopefully make the whole 
package really stable. This version also includes INF files, 
so that installing the fonts under MS Windows becomes really 

You can visit the package (so it doesn't get lonely) at

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