CTAN update: new LM fonts

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu Sep 1 15:03:48 CEST 2005

On Thu, 1 Sep 2005, Staszek Wawrykiewicz submitted an update to the

  Latin Modern fonts (lm)


Package: Latin Modern fonts
Authors: JNSteam
License: GPL
Location on CTAN: fonts/lm

Note that the directory contains an extra file lm0.99.1mt1.zip, containing
fonts sources for MetaType1.

The Latin Modern family of fonts is based on the Computer Modern fonts
in the PostScript Type 1 format, released into public domain by the
American Mathematical Society. The fonts, as compared to the CM family,
contain a lot of additional characters, mainly accented ones, but not only.
The current distribution contains:
Latin Modern fonts in the PostScript Type 1 and OpenType formats,
source files for MetaType1 plus all requisites for using the fonts with
TeX/pdfTeX; there is one set of PostScript fonts and five sets of TeX Font
Metric files, corresponding to:
-- EC (Cork) encoding (ec-*.tfm),
-- QX encoding (qx-*.tfm),
-- TeX'n'ANSI aka LY1 encoding (texnansi-*.tfm),
-- T5 (Vietnamese) encoding (t5-*.tfm),
-- Text Companion for EC fonts aka TS1 (ts1-*.tfm).
LaTeX *.sty and *.fd files were also added plus a few test files.

Most important recent changes:
1. There is 12 fonts more, mainly tt light (tl), light condensed (tlc)
   and dark (tk)
      lmtk10,  lmtko10
      lmtl10,  lmtlo10
      lmtlc10, lmtlco10
      lmvtk10, lmvtko10
      lmvtl10, lmvtlo10
    plus two fonts apparently missing their oblique counterpart:

2. Experimentally, we included proportional digits, but their
   metrics almost surely will be chaned.

3. Apart from Knuthian asymmetric double quotes we introduced double quotes
   without extra space at the sidebearings. The old quotes will be used only
   in substitutions. Here also metrics may need an adjustment, namely,
   kerning pairs.

4. A few new glyph were added, a few glyphs were corrected.

5. Internal PostScript names of the fonts were uniformized (it has
   something to do with the grouping of OTF files into families).


Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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