[metapost] The full list of fonts names

Steven Woody narkewoody at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 09:27:13 CEST 2007

On 9/11/07, Dan Luecking <luecking at uark.edu> wrote:
> The possibilities are listed in psfonts.map. This is the file consulted
> by metapost and other PS related programs (such as dvips).
> However, there is no guarantee all the fonts listed are installed on
> your system and no guarantee all available fonts are in the list.
> Given a line in that file like:
> bchr8r CharterBT-Roman " TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont " <8r.enc <bchr8a.pfb
> The first word is the TFM name (what metapost requires) the second is
> the fonts actual name and the last is the actual PS font file. In this
> example, if you can find bchr8r.tfm under texmf/fonts/tfm and
> bchr8a.pfb under texmf/fonts/type1, you can be pretty sure it is possible
> to use the font.
> Even then, there are encoding issues. It is typically best to use
> btex ... etex to generate labels, and rely on latex to perform font
> selections.
> Dan
> Daniel H. Luecking
> Department of Mathematical Sciences
> University of Arkansas
> "Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum" --Descarte
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thank you very much!


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