April 1, 1999, New York.
MicroPress is proud to announce immediate availability of the Informal Math font family. Informal Math is a set of fonts loosely based on the Adobe's Tekton (TM) family with all TeX mathematical symbols.
TM-Math includes seven Type 1 fonts:
|Font Name||IF-Math font||Corresponding CM font|
|IF-Math Math Italics||ifmi||cmmi|
|IF-Math Math Symbols||ifsy||cmsy|
|IF-Math Math Extension||ifex||cmex|
|IF-Math Bold Oblique||ifbo||cmbxti|
IF-Math includes all usual TeX symbols, including Calligraphic and OldStyle symbols.
IF-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. For LaTeX2E, IF-Math also includes informal.sty style for use of IF-Math with the standard latex.fmt
IF-Math is supported by VTeX PDF backend, VTeX PostScript driver, and all
other VTeX drivers (via the ATM). IF-Math can also be used with DVIPS.
to the inability of DVIPS to handle font subsetting properly, we recommend using the
"-j0" switch to disable font subsetting.]
IF-math distribution for
VTeX users also includes the fonts in the IF4 format for use with the TeXpider.
IF-math differs from the other MicroPress' Math Solutions in the following ways:
Font metric files are provided for the OT1 and the LV1 encodings. (OT1 is the traditional 7-bit TeX encoding; LV1 is the VTeX default encoding which adds commonly used characters like brackets, braces, guillemets, and others.)
Since IF-Math is a full replacement for the CM fonts, no change in your documents is required: just specify an IF-Math based format.
Suggested use: Announcements, Fliers, Presentations, Web Publishing. For conventional articles, reports, books consider TM-Math or HV-Math.
The introductory price of the IF-Math set is only $100 US ($75 for VTeX users). Price will be raised on 5/1/1999.