# [texpoint-users] CMBright Outline Fonts and Picture Magnification

Gregor Weihs gweihs at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 08:26:38 PDT 2008

Hi,

The hfbright fonts come with .afm files only. In order to use them with
Windows one needs to convert them. I tried a shareware utility called
CrossFont (Acute Systems) and first tried creating the missing .pfb files.
After installing the so "created" Type1 fonts I was able to get some output
from TexPoint (outline) but it didn't look very good and it didn't really
show any symbols.

Then I used CrossFont to convert the Type1 to OpenType. Now the output looks
better in terms of spacing, but the encodings are pretty messed up. I can
only get \psi and \omega for greek letters (all others show as \psi) and
fences like angle brackets show as greek characters.

CrossFont has some encoding options (I've tried "automatic" and "no
change"), but I am not an expert. Can anyone help me here?

Thanks

Gregor

> -----Original Message-----
> From: TexPoint [mailto:texpoint at necula.org]
> Sent: August-26-08 6:45
> To: 'Gregor Weihs'; 'TexPoint'
> Cc: users at lists.texpoint.necula.org
> Subject: RE: [texpoint-users] CMBright Outline Fonts and Picture
> Magnification
>
> Hi,
>
>  In answer to your font question. I think that you can use those fonts
> with
> TexPoint as long as you have them installed on your machine, and setup
> latex
> to use them. There is a small chance that the pstoedit tool that we use
> to
> convert PS to EMF will not like those fonts, but you cannot tell
> without
> trying.
>
> George.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: users-bounces at lists.texpoint.necula.org [mailto:users-
> > bounces at lists.texpoint.necula.org] On Behalf Of Gregor Weihs
> > Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 3:49 AM
> > To: 'TexPoint'
> > Cc: users at lists.texpoint.necula.org
> > Subject: Re: [texpoint-users] CMBright Outline Fonts and Picture
> > Magnification
> >
> > 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
> > value.
> >
> > 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?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Gregor
> >
> > > -----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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