Tue, 30 Jun 1998 13:23:49 +0200
>> Both packages use different font names, but some of the family
>> names and fd file names are the same, so it's not recommended to
>> install both
> sadly, that means that the PSNFSS is going to have to stay with the
> old one only. I cannot risk a deluge of complaints. Cannot mathptmx
> be made entirely independent?
It could, if you have a good suggestion for a family name. The
problem is that I was running out of meaningful names and that LaTeX
allows no more than 5 characters per family name to ensure that .fd
file names don't execeed 8 characters. What else but "ptmcm" could
we use for mathptmx? I would have prefered a z-prefix (i.e. zptmcm
or zcmptm) but that would make it too long, I'm afraid. Appending
an x-suffix might be misleading, since it's not an expert font.