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Re: MF ==> (PS type1)

   Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 18:18:01 +0100 (MET)
   From: Frank Jensen <fj@cs.auc.dk>
   CC: pflynn@curia.ucc.ie, metafont@ens.fr, tex-fonts@math.utah.edu

   bkph>    This is in direct contradiction to the information given at the BSR
   bkph>    and Y&Y web sites.  So what is the truth?

   bkph> Could you explain?  I do not know what the contradiction is?  

   bkph> Yes, the AMS font set exists in Type 1 format.  Yes, it includes Euler
   bkph> fonts.  But you use it *with* CM fonts for basic math, it just
   bkph> *extends* it.  I must have somehow missed the point....

   The Euler family also contains EURM and EUSB fonts.  The EURM fonts
   may replace CMMI and the EUSB fonts may replace the CMSY fonts (at
   least partially).  This is what Knuth did for the Concrete Mathematics
   book.  Look at the `gkpmac.tex' macro package (builds on the plain
   format).  I did a similar package (`euler') for LaTeX.

EURM contains only alphabetic characters. 
Ditto for EUSB, which is a bold Script face.
So basically what you are saying is that you can replace the letters
in the CM math fonts with letters from other fonts.
Of course one can do this with any text font. Why single out Euler?

By the way, I still don't see the `contradiction' you alluded to :=).

   Frank Jensen,   fj@cs.auc.dk
   Department of Computer Science
   Aalborg University

Berthold Horn.