June 20, Y2K, New York.
MicroPress is proud to announce immediate availability of the BA-Math font family. BA-Math is an implementation of the Baskerville fontset which includes all TeX mathematical symbols. BA-Math includes a large set of text-mode glyphs for full compatibility with the TeX T1 layout; most important TS1 characters are included as well. To see the full set of enclosed symbols, follow the links below.
BA-Math includes ten Type 1 fonts:
|Font Name||BA-Math font||Corresponding CM font|
|BA-Math Math Italics||bami10||cmmi|
|BA-Math Math Symbols||basy10||cmsy|
|BA-Math Math Extension||baex10||cmex|
|BA-Math Bold Math Italics||bamib10||cmmib|
|BA-Math Bold Math Symbols||babsy10||cmbsy|
BA-Text Regular Extension
BA-Text Bold Extension
BA-Text Italic Extension
BA-Text BoldItalic Extension
The Extended text fonts extend the base (Standard Encoding) fonts with extra characters needed for TeX typesetting. Rather than to use them directly, a TeX user would typically use fonts in the OT1 or T1/TS1 encodings:
|Font Name||OT1 fonts||T1 fonts||TS1 fonts|
|BA-Text Bold Italic||babi10ot||babi10t1||babi10ts|
BA-Math includes all the usual TeX symbols, including Calligraphic and OldStyle.
The TS1 layouts and support files were cloned from the Walter Schmidt's files for the HVmath distribution. The TS1 layouts are partial, but all the characters likely to be needed are in. A specifically important ones are the currency symbols, including the Euro. The Virtual fonts and TFM's for the TS1 encoding are supplied.
BA-Math font set is automatically recognized by VTeX 7 format manager; BA-Math includes all required style and configuration files for an instant build of the format files for Plain TeX, LaTeX 2E, LaTeX 2.09, AmSTeX, and AMSLaTeX.
BA-Math is supported by VTeX PDF backend, VTeX PostScript driver, and all other VTeX drivers (via the ATM).
Since BA-Math is a full replacement for the CM fonts, no change in your documents is required: just specify an BA-Math based format.
BA-Math fonts can be used by themselves (as quality replacement for Computer Modern), or together with HV-math (BA-math for the body, and HV-math for headers.)
Besides VTeX, BA-Math can be used with DVIPS on Unix/DOS/Windows/OS2 platforms, as well as other software which can handle Type1 and Virtual fonts [pdftex, dvipdfm, for example, but not dvipsone, which lacks virtual font support.]
BA-Math distributions for VTeX and Unix are different; the VTeX distribution is packaged for VTeX installer and is useless for Unix platforms (including VTeX for Linux). BA-Math distribution for VTeX also comes with a number of additional files, including the fonts in the IF4 format (for TeXpider and non-PS DVI drivers) and additional .vf/.fd files for extra encodings (LV1, LV1-ISO, LV1-PC). On the other hand, the Unix distribution includes instructions/support for dvips.