[Fontinst] title graphic

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Jun 16 21:00:19 CEST 2005

>>>>> "Lars" == Lars Hellström <lars.hellstrom at residenset.net> writes:

  >> (iii) Instead of Helvetica and Palatino URW clones are used.

  > For the metrics, you mean? (The actual fonts used will be whatever
  > the PS interpreter uses for Helvetica and Palatino-Italic anyway.)
  > Is there even any difference? (If they're clones, then there
  > shouldn't be any, eh?)

the metrics are the same.  The glyphs may look a bit different but you
need some tools to see the difference.  The URW Palatino is probably
not a clone.  Hermann Zapf made Palatinos for URW and Bitstream, but
Monotype has the rights on the name "Palatino" so he had to use other

The pdf file has the URW fonts embedded.  For PS output it's better to
omit the line "prologues:=1;" from the .mp file.  Then metapost will
produce output for dvips and the fonts are included by dvips (if dvips
is configured to embed the LW35 fonts).

  >> (iv) File sizes of eps and pdf file more than doubled.

...and the quality has been more than doubled as well.


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