[tex-live] Re: [tex-fonts] license of the Bakoma Type1 fonts?

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sat Dec 18 15:58:46 CET 2004

On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 12:57:24AM +0100, Walter Schmidt wrote:
> >Fortunately they are not used by default, as I recall, so it makes
> >little practical difference.  
> Unfortunately, the fonts are needed by default, so it I does matter.  

These fonts are neither used nor needed. .fd files in LaTeX create
dependencies to tfm files, nothing more.

For embedding type1 fonts as done by drivers / pdftex, the map files in
TeX Live and teTeX are set up to use scaling to fill the gaps.

It was Taco (not Basil) who told me that this gives a more uniform
appearance for complete documents than mixing bsr/ams/y&y fonts with
Bakoma (which have completely different control points etc.).


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