[tex-live] incorrect reference to "Nimbus" font in "download35.map"

Erik Luijten erik.luijten at gmail.com
Mon May 11 03:19:27 CEST 2009

To be sure, I still feel something is wrong in download35.map. I quote some
more lines, so that you see better how inconsistent it looks.  All lines
refer to Helvetica, except for two which refer to Nimbus. Again, this is
after choosing the Adobe fonts, not the URW fonts:

phvb8r Helvetica-Bold "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc <phvb8a.pfb
phvb8rn Helvetica-Narrow-Bold "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc
phvb8y Helvetica-Bold "TeXnANSIEncoding ReEncodeFont" <texnansi.enc
phvb8yn Helvetica-Narrow-Bold "TeXnANSIEncoding ReEncodeFont" <texnansi.enc
phvbo8r Helvetica-BoldOblique "TeXBase1Encoding ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc
phvbo8rn NimbusSanL-BoldCondItal-Narrow-BoldOblique "TeXBase1Encoding
ReEncodeFont" <8r.enc <phvbo8an.pfb
phvbo8y Helvetica-BoldOblique "TeXnANSIEncoding ReEncodeFont" <texnansi.enc
phvbo8yn NimbusSanL-BoldCondItal-Narrow-BoldOblique "TeXnANSIEncoding
ReEncodeFont" <texnansi.enc <phvbo8an.pfb

2009/5/10 Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>

> 2009/5/11 George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com>:
> >
> > I have encountered instances where someone has renamed the URW fonts to
> > use Karl Berry's names for Adobe fonts -- it is complicated trying to
> > ensure that
> > old documents can be formatted and viewed on current systems, so people
> > often end up using URW fonts when they specify the Adobe names.   On
> > WIndows one ends up getting Arial or Calibri when  the orginal document
> called
> > for Helvetica.  If you have
> >
> And this is really dangerous. Adobe specifications say that
> Times-Roman, Helvetica, Courier and a few other fonts have to be
> identical everywhere. In fact they are different even in different
> versions of Adobe Acrobat. I relied that there is just on Times-Roman.
> The result of this misbelief was that accents created by means of a
> virtual font were shifted two characters to the right and almost all
> interword spaces disappeared. If you send a few houndred pages to a
> phototypesetter, you lose quite a lot of money if you believe that
> Helvetica is Helvetica...
> > --
> > George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
> > Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
> >
> --
> Zdeněk Wagner
> http://hroch486.icpf.cas.cz/wagner/
> http://icebearsoft.euweb.cz
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