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Michael Downes <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 08:16:32 -0400
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[Hans Aberg]
>  >   Is there not a problem here: PostScript fonts may only come in one size,
>  > which then is rescaled.
>  >
>  >   But in correct typesetting, as in TeX fonts, the weights and proportions
>  > actually change with the font size.

> 99% of the typesetting world gets by fine with the (technically
> perhaps inferior) optical-scaling-plus-hints of Type1 fonts.

(? surely you meant "linear-scaling-plus-hints"?)

If a document uses lots of characters at size 7pt and below, the quality
difference will be quite noticeable. Otherwise not. In practice this
means essentially that only documents with lots of math require
optically scaled fonts.

Michael Downes, [log in to unmask]