Freddie Witherden <freddie@...718...> writes:
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.
You can get really small output using the core fonts, which I'm sure
some users appreciate. They are also problematic, since not everyone has
a copy of the exact right fonts, and the viewer program substitutes
something else that has (or should have) the same metrics. Thus a figure
that you like on screen might look very different when printed (possibly
via a professional printer that does have a copy the real Helvetica
etc). To avoid such problems, some publishers require all fonts to be
embedded, and the latest version of the PDF spec deprecated the use of
the core fonts without embedding them.
Jouni K. Sepp�nen