Sources, /macros/latex/required/psnfss. Documentation. README · Package documentation · Readme. Version, a. Licenses, The LaTeX Project Public. They are the same fonts. That is, the Font Catalogue also lists alternatives and extensions etc., but the basic fonts it lists are the ones you. Having read any LATEX introduction of your choice (for instance, ), you able in every LATEX distribution as a PDF file named
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It seems that the ones in the Catalog have replacements for the ones inside psnfss. The packages are different, for example, the catalog has Palladio a clone of Palitino, which is in psnfss Psnfsss2e examples psnfxs2e, for New Century Schoolbook: Helvitica and Avant Garde both sans fonts are included in the psnfss set of font packages, but not even listed in the Catalog.
I figure the font packages listed in the Catalog are superior or have had additional work and refinements applied. Is that the case and should I use the alternatives from the Catalog rather than from psnfss? They are the same fonts. That is, the Font Catalogue also lists alternatives and extensions etc. What PSNFSS actually provides are clones of the fonts listed unless you have installed alternatives and configured your installation to use them. Laetx specifically, the packages support either clones from URW or versions from Adobe, depending on your font configuration.
For example, mathpazo essentially sets the font family ppl for the default serif. Now, formally this would give you Adobe Palatino, but, in practice, you probably don’t have this font available.
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So what you actually get is URW Palladiol, upl. Which fonts are laex for the 35 PostScript fonts is configured in your TeX installation. But the default is to use the clones which are part of TeX installations. If you wanted to use Adobe’s Palatino, you’d need to obtain it, install it and reconfigure your TeX installation’s font configuration appropriately.
In TeX Live, at least, this configuration is set in updmap.
Here is the relevant section:. This shows that I am using the default configuration which is URW fonts with ‘berry’ file names i.
Many font packages use different combinations of these base fonts. Either they may use them directly or they may use ‘virtual’ fonts which are TeX fonts which combine characters from different base fonts. The Font Catalogue tends to list packages which provide more complete support e. So, in general, the Font Catalogue will give you a ‘best practice’ method for enabling a font. But the improvement is not in the fonts used – these are often identical – but, rather, in the way those fonts are configured and accessed.
psnfss – Font support for common PostScript fonts
Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. It seems that the ones in the Pznfss2e have replacements for the ones inside psnfss, The packages are different, for example, the catalog has Palladio a clone of Palitino, which is in psnfss Other examples are, for New Century Schoolbook: Here is the relevant section: LW35 Which fonts for the “Basic 35 Laserwriter Fonts” do you want to use and how are the filenames chosen?
URW fonts with “vendor” filenames e. URW fonts with “berry” filenames e. Adobe fonts with “vendor” filenames e.
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