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For the LaTeX user trying to use the
package, three questions may arise.
First, you have to declare to the DVI driver that you are using
PostScript fonts; in the case of dvips
, this means adding
lines to the psfonts.map
file, so that dvips
where the proper fonts are, and won’t try to find PK
files. If the font isn’t built into the printer, you have to acquire
it (which may mean that you need to purchase the font files).
Second, your previewer must know what to do with the fonts: see
previewing type 1 fonts
Third, the stretch and shrink between words is a function of the
font metric; it is not specified in AFM files, so different converters
choose different values. The PostScript metrics that come with PSNFSS
used to produce quite tight setting, but they were revised in mid 1995
to produce a compromise between American and European practice.
Sophisticated users may not find even the new the values to their taste, and
want to override them. Even the casual user may find more
hyphenation or overfull boxes than Computer Modern produces; but CM
is extremely generous.
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This is FAQ version 3.26, released on 2013-02-25.