[texpoint-users] CMBright Outline Fonts and Picture Magnification

Gregor Weihs gweihs at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 03:48:39 PDT 2008

Dear Andreas,

It is clear that the magnification will change the effective resolution, but
then why set it to two by default? Clearly the point size of the font is not
actually kept and your choice of 200% is sensible but not always optimal. I
just usually try to match the effective font size to whatever other text I
use in the presentation. Therefore, when I create a new talk with many
formulas I have to set the magnification of every display to a matching

I see the problem with the outline fonts. There are (free?) outline versions
by Harald Harders, the hfbright series, but of course they are type-I not
TTF or OpenType. Converting those would be hard. If I bought them from
micropress, could I use them with TexPoint?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: TexPoint [mailto:authors at texpoint.necula.org]
> Sent: August-24-08 6:21
> To: Gregor Weihs
> Cc: users at lists.texpoint.necula.org
> Subject: Re: [texpoint-users] CMBright Outline Fonts and Picture
> Magnification
> Hi Gregor,
>  The default magnification option was removed since it would influence
> the effective resolution of bitmap displays. For outline displays it
> does not matter of course.
> For now you can influence the initial size by specifying the font size
> "\small ,\Huge, etc.". Of course you can always resize the displays and
> this scaling is kept when re-texed.
> We will think how this option can be re-implemented. The idea for a
> scaling option for the ReTex tool sounds interesting...
> About CM Bright: I like it too - but the outline (type 1, ttf) fonts
> are
> commercial... $100 ( http://www.micropress-inc.com/forms/orderform.html
> ). Only the bitmap/meta fonts are free.
> Andreas.
> On 8/20/2008 16:02, Gregor Weihs wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've been using TexPoint for a long time. I have 3.2.1 on Office 2007
> now. I
> > seem to remember that one could set the default magnification of the
> picture
> > that will be embedded in PowerPoint. I can't seem to find that option
> > anymore. It would also be handy in the ReTeX tool.
> >
> > Second is a request to include outline versions of the cmbright
> fonts. They
> > are a beautiful alternative to the standard cm, very suitable for
> slides.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Gregor
> >
> >
> >

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