Finding and using free fonts
Posted Jan 22, 2009 12:47 UTC (Thu) by epa
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TEX and especially GUST have some good fonts.
I thought TeX's fonts were in a different format (Metafont) which desktop environments and X11 do not support? Is there a way to turn Metafont typefaces like Computer Modern into Truetype or Opentype? I think it would need to be done separately for a range of sizes, since the shape of Metafont glyphs changes with font size (they are not simply scaled up and down).
Unfortunately they don't make a lot of effort to check their licensing, making inclusion in law-abiding distros hard
I think that TeX Live makes a good effort to include only free software and free fonts, which is why it can be included in Fedora.
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