> < ^ Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1992 19:01:11 +0200
> < ^ From: Martin Schoenert <martin.schoenert@math.rwth-aachen.de >
> < ^ Subject: Re: missing tex font

Nick Phillips writes:

I can't print the manual because I'm missing a tex font called
Can anyone help me? This is on a SUN Sparcstation.

'cmbx10' stands for computer modern boldface extended. This is the
ordinary boldface font (in spite of the ``extended'', there simply is no
``unextended'' boldface). In the GAP manual this font is used for

boldface text                       (cmbx10.300pk)
section titles                      (cmbx10.432pk)
chapter titles                      (cmbx10.746pk)
the string ``Chapter <nr>''         (cmbx10.622pk)

The numbers in parenthesis are the files needed for our 300 dpi HP
LaserJet III. So 'cmbx10.681pk' is a peculiar resolution. What kind of
output device is this for?

What is also peculiar is that this will keep you from printing the file.
Our 'dvi' driver would simply substitute another similar font, and I
assumed that other 'dvi' drivers would do this as well.

Also a while ago David G. Cantor wrote us that he had trouble because the
manual used bold typewriter fonts, which were not available on his
machine. We have remove the use of bold non-roman fonts with the first
upgrade. So if you haven't already applied this upgrade, this might be
worth a try.

If all this doesn't help one should simply create the new font file
with METAFONT. Do you have METAFONT available on your machine?
If not I would be willing to help you, but I will be away next week.
Maybe somebody else reading this forum can help him?


Martin Sch"onert, Martin.Schoenert@Math.RWTH-Aachen.DE, +49 241 804551
Lehrstuhl D f"ur Mathematik, Templergraben 64, RWTH, D 51 Aachen, Germany

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