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Re: AFMs for Blue Sky CM/PS fonts...
Well, in practice it looks like the only real difference between the
BaKoMa fonts and the BlueSky ones is that the BlueSky ones are freer,
since they're now in the public domain. I compared Metafont, BaKoMa
You may find a difference in file size and rendering speed also.
and BlueSky fonts on my aged 300dpi printer and on-screen on my NeXT
and couldn't find anything to recommend the BlueSky fonts over the
BaKoMa ones quality wise. This may be a shame or a triumph (depending
on your perspective), given the fact that hours of human effort went
into hinting the BlueSky fonts and a machine came up with the hints
for the BaKoMa ones. (*)
You are not going to see a huge difference at 300 dpi unless you know
what to look for (like `dogleg' phenonmen on R and `epaulets' on `M').
The difference is more noticable on screen at 96dpi or 120 dpi in Windows,
or 72 dpi on the Mac.
NexT does not provide a good comparison test because it is not using a
top quality rasterizer. And on printers it will depend on the quality
of the rasterizer also (i.e. is it a true Adobe rasterizer).
Later today I might compare the fonts under Acrobat and on a modern