Linux.com: Thousands of TeX Fonts at Your Fingertips

“Even if you’re relatively new to TeX, the open source
typesetting program, you’re probably familiar with its default
12-point Computer Modern Roman font. TeX distributions actually
ship with thousands of free fonts, however, and more are freely
available from places such as the Comprehensive TeX Archive
Network. Looking for a good way to show font charts and display
samples of any TeX font on your system? Here’s how.

“TeX uses bitmapped fonts, which normally consist of a number of
files, including an .fd file, which contains the font definition,
and an .mf file, which is the source file if the font was written
in the Metafont language…”


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