[metapost] Strange infont results

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Jul 8 12:16:58 CEST 2005

Ovidiu Gheorghies wrote:
> Can you recommend me some fixed-size fonts (like Courier New) that I can 
> use? It is important for me that this font does not display a ``~'' 
> instead of a space when used with infont. 

You can use any postscript font in Adobe's encoding, like pcrr.

> Is there a simple way of seeing how the installed TeX fonts look like 
> (I'm on linux)? My current approach is use a script which iterates 
> over the directory of existing fonts and create a TeX document which 
> display some text using each of these fonts.

That sounds reasonably efficient.

> My mpost executable sais:
> This is MetaPost, Version 0.641 (Web2C 7.5.4)
> so I guess it's older. I use the latest Fedora Core release, 4.

Should not make a difference, really. Does it work correctlu
if you do not use a virtual font?

> Has the MetaPost team released a RPM with the newer version in a yum 
> repository yet?

No, and I highly doubt that we ever will do that. Creating RPMs is
normally handled by volunteers from Fedora, usually using teTeX as
starting point.

Of course you can install the binaries from source if you
want: http://sarovar.org/project/metapost



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