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Re: cmsc9 and 8

The font cmcsc10 is one of the original Knuth CM fonts.
The fonts cmcsc8 and cmcsc9 are extra CM fonts that
are distributed with the AMS fonts package.

I suppose that has something to do with it, though
I can't see why;  the AMSLaTeX stuff is part of the
LaTeX2e distribution, so theoretically, people who
LaTeX2e should have those fonts installed.

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that
cmcsc8 and cmcsc9 are not available in PostScript
form (for free, that is).

I guess I should ask Mike Downes what the scoop is on 


On Mon, 25 May 1998, Rebecca and Rowland wrote:

> Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 07:18:39 +0100
> From: Rebecca and Rowland <rebecca@astrid.u-net.com>
> To: tex-fonts@math.utah.edu
> Subject: cmsc9 and 8
> I've just been looking at OT1cmr.fd and stuff like that, and I've noticed
> that it says this:
> \DeclareFontShape{OT1}{cmr}{m}{sc}%
>      {%
>       <5><6><7><8><9><10><10.95><12>%
>       <14.4><17.28><20.74><24.88>cmcsc10%
>       }{}
> That is, cmcsc10 is used for all instances of cmr/m/sc.  Does anyone know
> why cmcsc9 and cmcsc9 aren't used for some sizes?
> Ta
> Rowland.