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jautschbach

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WaS

Joined: 07 Feb 2006
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Location: Erlangen, Germany

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:13 am    Post subject: Re: Y&Y and MiKTeX installation of MTPro

 jautschbach wrote: 4. Compiled the same file as under A.3 with Y&Y latex. The text font that showed up in the DVI file was computer modern. I had to add \usepackage[LY1]{fontenc} before loading the times and mtpro2 packages. Then I got same result as with MiKTeX. Using LY1 encoding works fine with MiKTeX, too, so I can use the same latex files with both Y&Y and MiKTeX. DVIPSONE worked fine.

That's exactly what I wanted to achieve by providing LY1 support!


I can't reproduce that. Without the slantedGreek option I get an upright bold
Omega; with the option, I get a slanted bold Omega; in both cases it's from
MathTime, rather than sansserif. The difference to your result may be due to a different
version of bm.sty, but this does not matter, since you code cannot work with MTPro,
anyway. This holds both for the current release and for MTPro II. Rationale:

\mathsf points to a text font, so your code assumes that the Greek letters are
taken from a text font; this holds, however, for the weird encoding of the CM fonts
only. Your code would equally fail with many other alterative math fonts.

The default math setup of LaTeX, which takes into acount the strange encoding
of the CM fonts, makes it very hard to support alternative text and/or math fonts.
However, but if we change the font encoding and the corresponding declarations
so that text and math fonts are clearly separated, legacy code (such as above)
won't work any longer. Sad, but true.
jautschbach

Joined: 17 Mar 2006
Posts: 11

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Y&Y and MiKTeX installation of MTPro

 WaS wrote: The difference to your result may be due to a different version of bm.sty, but this does not matter, since you code cannot work with MTPro, anyway. This holds both for the current release and for MTPro II. Rationale: \mathsf points to a text font, so your code assumes that the Greek letters are taken from a text font; this holds, however, for the weird encoding of the CM fonts only. Your code would equally fail with many other alterative math fonts. The default math setup of LaTeX, which takes into acount the strange encoding of the CM fonts, makes it very hard to support alternative text and/or math fonts. However, but if we change the font encoding and the corresponding declarations so that text and math fonts are clearly separated, legacy code (such as above) won't work any longer. Sad, but true.

I didn't really expect this to work anyway. Nonetheless I thought I should share the information since I am beta-testing the package. Overall I'm very pleased with the mtpro2 package. The installation was really easy both for Y&Y and for MiKTeX. I tried a few more documents without noticing further problems.
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