you know what? PyX can use PFM files itself! However, this needs some LaTeX integration. :-/
... just browsing the source code, doesn't look difficult at all ...
Am 09.12.2011 um 10:15 schrieb Michael J Gruber:
> André Wobst venit, vidit, dixit 09.12.2011 00:44:
>> Hi Michael,
>> Am 07.12.2011 um 23:45 schrieb Michael J Gruber:
>>> Wow, that is quite some news. What does this mean for commercial
>>> fonts which are sold without the afm, but specifically to be used
>>> with TeX? MTPro2 is meant to produce high quality type setting with
>>> LaTeX, and is used by some journals, for example.
>> Technically a Type1 font without an AFM file is incomplete. (There is
>> a very, very old and awfully bad alternative called PFM font metric;
>> in case you have this one, there is the possibility to extract the
>> date from that too.) Also it might be, that all the information is
> Thanks for this and all the other info! It shows (again) how much
> insight went into PyX.
> For the record: PCteX hasn't yet answered my request for MTPro2 afms,
> but the set comes with pfms. "pf2afm" (from the ghostscript) package
> happily created foo.afm ("pf2afm foo"), using foo.pfb and foo.pfm, for
> all my foo from MTPro2.
> This (after putting the afms in the proper place) quelled the PyX
> warnings, of course. I assume it will matter for xetex/luatex also.
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