"FM" == Frank Mittelbach writes: FM> so in other words, to get to a good internal handling i have to FM> find proper free Type 1 fonts first and make them part of LaTeX. i made some experiments some time ago, and achieved quite satisfactory results in this direction: making type1 fonts from metafont fonts. the technology is based on auto-tracing high-resolution bitmaps -- such as 20000 dpi (from gf files produced by metafont), then optimizing and autohinting with fontlab. the resulting fonts look quite good (there are a few very small glitches which could be seen with very high magnification). they may need some hand work (which i will not be able to do due to the lack of time), but even without this i think that this could be better than nothing (at least :). i have some plans to produce type1 versions of "superfonts" which contain all glyphs from EC (T1), TC (TS1), LH (all cyrillic encodings), and cbgreek fonts, in all standard fontsizes (then all the EC,TC,LH,cbgreek fonts could be obtained by reencoding those type1 superfonts in pdftex or dvips). unfortunately, at the moment i'm busy with another projects. if there is some interest in this, however, i will put some test PFB file for one of the fonts, say, ecrm1000, so that you will be able to comment on the quality (may be, i'm overestimating it, and the whole approach is not satisfactory). so, if there is some interest, please tell me. :) Best regards, -- Vladimir.