CSX fonts

Daniel Baum msdbaum at MSCC.HUJI.AC.IL
Tue Feb 24 14:48:18 UTC 1998


Thanks for your answer to my question. I actually forgot to mention in my
last message that the Washington Indic .PK fonts work fine under TeX. But
then TeX is a world unto itself anyway.

I have actually solved the problem since I last wrote, purely by luck, by
changing over to a different Windows 95 text editor (Ultra Edit). This can
handle the Indic truetype fonts perfectly well. I should be able to use this
encoding directly within TeX, if I have understood the Itrans documentation
properly, and thus not have to rewrite about 2000 examples in my thesis.

I would still not mind knowing why those characters were missing in Linux

Thanks for your help,

-----Original Message-----
From: John Smith <jds10 at CUS.CAM.AC.UK>
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 1998 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: CSX fonts

>On Tue, 24 Feb 1998, Daniel Baum wrote:
>> ...
>> Under Linux, The Washington Indic fonts do not display the letter e-acute
>> a-acute, either in their Truetype or Type 1 varieties. I have checked
>> Character Map and its Linux equivalent (xfd). Xfd shows these letters to
>> actually missing, while character map under W95 shows them to be there.
>> is very bizarre, as the Truetype font is exactly the same file under both
>> operating systems.
>> What I would really like to do is use xemacs, with a hypertext extension
>> called Hyperbole, and TeX. This will work very well if I can only get
>> two letters to display in the Washington font.
>> Does anyone have any idea what is going on?
>Not really. But it seems that what you want boils down to CSX fonts that
>will work in TeX. You might like to look at the collection of TeX virtual
>fonts, implementing CSX for both Computer Modern and various PostScript
>typefaces, that you can find by following the "fonts" link from the URL
>given below. I use these on a Linux system and they work fine. (There are
>also CSX PostScript and TrueType fonts using a Times-lookalike, in case
>these are of use.)
>John Smith
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