Changes in CTAN directory fonts/psfonts (and its descendents)
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Sep 21 11:23:45 CEST 2004
fonts/psfonts was created long ago, when fontinst was new, and
computers were so slow that running it (let alone preparing to run it)
was a serious undertaking.
The metrics created back then, kept on ctan in directories
fonts/psfonts/(adobe|xadobe|monotype|xmono), have been extremely
useful, over the years. However, they don't match modern ideas about
using the commercial fonts they support.
We now have a modern set of metrics, provided and maintained by Walter
Schmidt, which substantially replace the old metrics.
Therefore, we have deleted the directories
New directories are:
fonts/psfonts/ly1 metrics for the basic "35 fonts" set, using
fonts/psfonts/psnfss-metrics links to metrics for the basic "35 fonts"
set, using T1/TS1 encodings (and a set of pk
files for the same fonts)
fonts/psfonts/w-a-schmidt metrics for other commercial fonts
fonts/psfonts/ly1 and fonts/psfonts/psnfss-metrics contain files and
links that were previously in fonts/psfonts itself.
Some README files remain to be updated/written, but we believe the
changes will make life less confusing for users.
For the CTAN team
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