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Introduction - Filenames for TeX fonts

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1 Introduction

This is Fontname, a naming scheme for (the base part of) external TeX font filenames. This makes at most eight-character names from (almost) arbitrarily complex font names, thus helping portability of TeX documents. We point out some shortcomings of the scheme, and ways of dealing with them.

Please send additions, corrections, or other comments to tex-fonts@tug.org. Email tex-fonts-request@tug.org to join the list.

Besides this document, the Fontname distribution includes various encoding files, mapping files, and utilities. See the file README for details. You can retrieve the most up-to-date version of these lists from http://tug.org/fontname. It is also mirrored on all CTAN hosts in the directory tex-archive/doc/fontname. For a list of CTAN mirrors, see http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/CTAN.sites.

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