[tex-k] Sans Serif Bold Extended Blackboard at 12pt

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Wed Oct 29 08:32:16 CET 2003

Mohamed HOUSSNI writes:

> Hello, I tryed to use Sans Serif Bold Extended Blackboard at 12pt in
> math mode via the command \mathbbmss but it does not work.

> I tryed to create the mf manually and get the pf and tfm files after
> but I dit not succefull to do it. It gives me the following errors :

> ******************************
> This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182 (Web2C 7.3.7x) (base=mf 2003.2.25)
> 24 OCT 2003 15:28
> **\mode:=ljfour; mag:=1+0/600; nonstopmode; input bbmssbx12
> (/home/articles/formation/houssni/pk12/bbmssbx12.mf
> (/home/articles/formation/houssni/pk12/b-bbmssbx.mf
> (/usr/local/TeX/TL7/texmf/fonts/source/public/bbm/blbbase.mf
> (/usr/local/TeX/TL7/texmf/fonts/source/public/cm/cmbase.mf))
> (/usr/local/TeX/TL7/texmf/fonts/source/public/sauter/c-cmssbx.mf)
> (/usr/local/TeX/TL7/texmf/fonts/source/public/bbm/blbord.mf
> (/usr/local/TeX/TL7/texmf/fonts/source/public/bbm/blbordu.mf [65] [66] [67]
> [68] [69] [70] [71] [72] [73] [74]
> ! bad pos.
> <to be read again>


This looks like a problem with the fonts, and is beyond the scope of
this mailing list.  In particular, it looks like the bbmssbx font is
only usable at its 10pt design size, and that the tricks used in the
"sauterized" version to make a 12pt version just don't result in a
usable font.  Your best way forward is to use bbmssbx10 and scale it.

Olaf Weber

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