TL4 thoughts (fwd)

Sebastian Rahtz
Tue, 18 May 1999 20:21:02 +0100 (BST)

Walter Schmidt writes:
 > The problem starts with the CTAN distribution already:
 > macros/latex/required/psnfss/ contains a lot of stuff which is
 > relevant for use of commercial fonts only. 
 > IMHO psnfss/ should be restricted primarily to the .sty and 
 > .fd files for the 35 PostScript standard fonts, including
 > mathptm(x).sty and the related virtual fonts.
ok, thats within my remit, so I can just do it quite soon

 > One might think about adding some stuff to support the (few)
 > other free PostScript fonts (mathpple, Charter, Utopia, 
 > any more?);  doing so would, however, require to add the 
 > related .tfm and .vf files to, too.
no problem

 > Not to forget:  The whole thing need to be documented,
 > in a way which can also be understood by newbies!
thats the hard bit. writing "newbie" documentation is 
very hard for me, because PSNFSS is simply part of my flesh and blood