[tex-live] amsfonts again

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Tue Feb 15 06:46:49 CET 2005

I've reinserted provisionally wncy* fonts from AMS, which went to the
black hole in TL2004. I also added wncyr.tpm for that package. As I wrote
before, we have pretty mess with amsfonts:
1. amsfonts package doesn't contain fonts, which could be missleading
2. amsfonts belongs to collection-latex and also scheme-context, but
   without fonts is hardly usable
3. amssymbols package belongs to collection-fontsrecommended
4. euler package belongs to collection-latexrecommended
5. cmextra package belongs to collection-fontsextra
6. symbol package is messed with some stuff which belongs to amssymbols.

I'd tend to merge all amsfonts stuff into one, consistent package, but
I understand well why we are in such unhappy state:
1. for building .tpm files we have some directory name clashes, like
   fonts/[afm|type1]/bluesky/ which contains also cm/ subdirectories
   (but "cm" is, and should be, the different package)
2. for the above reason ams/symbols was renamed into ams/amssymbols
   (unfortunate, because there isn't clash between "symbol" and "symbols")
3. for ams/cyrillic we cannot use "cyrillic" because of LaTeX's cyrillic 
   package (that's why I provisionally named it wncyr)

What can we do? I still think that "classical" amsfonts stuff (still not 
only used by amslatex!, please consider also ConTeXt and I have many
examples of topology articles using still old amstex) should be merged 
into *one* package, and frozen in the way:
1. afm|type1 files should go into ams/ directory, like in tfm/ and source/
2. do not know what to do with cyrillic (because of name clash with
   "cyrillic" package when making .tpm file)

Perhaps we can merge all files in just ams/ in 
fonts/[afm|source|tfm|type1]. Please observe that CTAN's ams/symbols
renaming into amssymbols was already done for TL.

Please send comments, or should I do my radical work to clean that?

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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