RSFS - Ralph Smith's Formal Script Symbol Fonts ------------------------------------------------ Version 1.0, Released October 1991 This package contains METAFONT sources for fonts of uppercase script letters for use as symbols in scientific and mathematical typesetting. For example, script D, N, and S are often used in functional analysis for domain, nullspace, and Schwartz class. Script L and H are the standard symbols for lagrangian and hamiltonian densities in quantum field theory. These formal script symbols may be contrasted with informal scripts such as the one designed by H. Zapf and used as `calligraphic' symbols in the TeX math symbol font. I have tried to be fairly conservative, and closely imitated a formal script type designed by R. Hunter Middleton. This is similar to Typo Script and Marina, as well as the font used by the typesetters at Springer Verlag. All are based on the so-called Spencerian or Copperplate hand lettering which prevailed in the eighteenth century. These programs were not designed with much `meta-ness' in mind. Although formal script is subject to many stylistic variations, radical changes in weight or slant violate my sense of taste. This is a first revision, and certainly does not reflect much expertise in METAFONT programming. It has been checked for legibility and spacing. I have tested these fonts on some 300dpi printers (ink-jet and laser), but not at other resolutions. I suspect they won't look very good at low resolution (because of the instrinsic detail). Comments from users of the fonts are welcome; please describe your printer and metafont parameters when relevant. I will probably revise the sources and hope to add lowercase letters to make a text font. You are welcome to use and distribute these files; if you modify them, please change the name but give credit to the original author! - Ralph Smith Physics 0319 Univ. of California -- San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92093-0319 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Notes on the files: README - this file rsfsX.mf (X = 5,7,10) - set sizes for Xpt font and calls driver script.mf - driver scriptu.mf - character programs scrload.tex - TeX code to make these symbols available with a \scr macro (to be used like \cal) To compile a font, run Metafont with CMBASE: at the MF prompt, type &cm \mode=localfont; input rsfs10 Then run gftopk, put the PK and TFM files in the appropriate places, and TeX away.
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