>  > from the grave, Sebastian
> okay okay, good try to wake the ... from the grave.

sebastian as kraken doesn't compute, somehow.

> i agree that the missing T1 type1 fonts are a killer --- tend to forget that
> every now and then.

hrrmph.  i only ever use ot1 when i'm producing pdf that needs to use
cm-type outlines.

> so in other words, to get to a good internal handling i have to find proper
> free Type 1 fonts first and make them part of LaTeX.

not "part of latex" but "as easily accessible as the ams/y&y/bsr ones
are".  getting them into every latex distribution then becomes the
responsibility of the packagers (who will no doubt make as good a job
of it as ever ... i really don't understand how people manage ;-).