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Ulrich Dirr <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 09:11:57 +0100
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I've never used T1 encoding. No Computer Modern at all, or type-1 versions
(the typewriter font is still the best ;-)). So when you froze T1 encoded
fonts into the core that means that after building the format file I need
these T1 fonts. But I'm not aware of free type-1 fonts for T1 encoding.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Mittelbach" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "Multiple recipients of list LATEX-L" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 9:22 PM
Subject: default font encoding

> we have publically announced often enough that the core of 2e is
> frozen except for serious bug fixes and new development should happen at
> package level --- all this because of compatibility making sure that
> do work identically (as far as possible) from one maintenence release to
> next, and i still think this is the right decision.
> i nevertheless begin to wonder if we should change the default font
> from OT1 to T1 so that more people get proper hyphenation without the
need to
> say
>   \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
> in their documents and would be interested to hear what the opinion on
> list would be (not that i consider this list a representative sample of
> average LaTeX user).
> opinions?
> frank