Core PS/PDF Fonts

Hi all,

Currently mathtex does not have support for anything other than TrueType fonts. However, matplotlib can make use of the 14 'core' fonts that are part of the PS/PDF specs. The metrics for these fonts come from AFM files.

The question is how important are these as a feature? While I can add support for them into mathtex I am unsure exactly how useful they are. Mathtex will always be built with FT2Font (FreeType) so it does not have any advantages dependency-wise.

Hence, I am interested if there is a demand/need for them.

Regards, Freddie.