December 31, 1999, New York.
MicroPress is proud to announce immediate availability of the HV-Math font family version 1.2. HV-Math is a set of fonts that extend Adobe's Helvetica (TM) with all TeX mathematical symbols. The new version of HV-Math adds a large set of 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.
HV-Math includes ten Type 1 fonts:
|Font Name||HV-Math font||Corresponding CM font|
|HV-Math Math Italics||hvmi10||cmmi|
|HV-Math Math Symbols||hvsy10||cmsy|
|HV-Math Math Extension||hvex10||cmex|
|HV-Math Bold Math Italics||hvmib10||cmmib|
|HV-Math Bold Math Symbols||hvbsy10||cmbsy|
|HV-Math Bold Math Extension||hvexb10||cmexb|
|HV-Math Regular Extension||hvrm10ex||---|
|HV-Math Bold Extension||hvrb10ex||---|
|HV-Math Regular Extension Oblique||hvro10ex||---|
|HV-Math Bold Extension Oblique||hvbo10ex||---|
The last four fonts extend the base Helvetica fonts with extra characters needed for TeX typesetting. Rather than using them directly, a TeX user would typically use fonts in the OT1 or T1/TS1 encodings:
|Font Name||OT1 fonts||T1 fonts||TS1 fonts|
|HV-Text Bold Oblique||hvbo10ot||hvbo10t1||hvbo10ts|
HV-Math includes all the usual TeX symbols, including Calligraphic and OldStyle.
The TS1 layouts that appear above are courtesy of Walter Schmidt (who is also the author among others of hvmaths and the CMBright font family) 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 can be found in the hvmathts.zip archive.
HV-Math font set is automatically recognized by VTeX 6.2 format manager; HV-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.
HV-Math is supported by VTeX PDF backend, VTeX PostScript driver, and all other VTeX drivers (via the ATM).
Since HV-Math is a full replacement for the CM fonts, no change in your documents is required: just specify an HV-Math based format.
HV-Math fonts can be used for:
Besides VTeX, HV-Math can be used with DVIPS or PDFTeX on Unix platforms or any other TeX driver capable of using Type1 and Virtual Fonts. HV-Math cannot be used with dvipsone which is incapable of working with Virtual Fonts.
HV-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). HM-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 additional encodings (LV1, LV1-ISO, LV1-PC). On the other hand, the Unix distribution includes instructions/support for dvips.
|Support files (hvmath.zip)|
|PK Font files (hvmathpk.zip)|
|TS1 support (WS) (hvmathts.zip)|
PK fonts are non-scalable and thus unsuitable for good previewing or PDF construction.