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Chapter 7. Fonts and Encodings > 7.6. PSNFSS—PostScript fonts with LaTeX

7.6. PSNFSS—PostScript fonts with LaTeX

The PSNFSS bundle, originally developed by Sebastian Rahtz, offers a complete working set-up of the LaTeX font selection scheme for use with common PostScript fonts, covering the “Base 35” fonts (which are built into any Level 2 PostScript printing device and the ghostscript interpreter) and the free Charter and Utopia fonts.1 The current implementation of PSNFSS is maintained by Walter Schmidt and is part of the required set of support files for LaTeX that should be available with every LaTeX installation.

1 If the Utopia fonts are missing on your TeX installation they can be downloaded from the CTAN directory fonts/utopia. Consult the documentation of your TeX system on how to install them.

For normal use you will probably have to include only one (or more) of the packages listed in Table 7.7 on the next page to change the default Roman, sans serif, and/or typewriter typefaces. If you study this table you will notice that only two packages attempt to set up new fonts for math and that the first eight packages only change fonts in one of the three text font categories. Thus, to get Times as the Roman text font, Helvetica as the sans serif text font, and Courier as the typewriter text font, one would need to load mathptmx, helvet, and courier. So why is the times package, which does this all in one go, considered obsolete?


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