I got interested in a research paper from 1991, which I cannot get an electronic online version of. The author was kind enough to send me his tex sources, but is himself unable to produce a pdf file from it. Now I am trying to get this file compiled.
The "style files" that are loaded start with a number of font command definitions that fail on my machine:
\font\fivesym=msym5 \font\tenss=amss10 \font\tenssi=amssi10 \font\sixrm=amr6 \font\sixi=ammi6 \font\sixsy=amsy6 \font\sixbf=ambx6 \font\sixsym=msym6 \font\sevensym=msym7 \font\eightrm=amr8 \font\eighti=ammi8 \font\eightsy=amsy8 \font\eightbf=ambx8 \font\eightsl=amsl8 \font\eightit=amti8 \font\eightsym=msym8 \font\eighttt=amtt8 \font\ninerm=amr9 \font\ninei=ammi9 \font\ninesy=amsy9 \font\ninebf=ambx9 \font\ninesl=amsl9 \font\nineit=amti9 \font\ninesym=msym9 \font\elevenbf=ambx10 scaled 1095 \font\tensmc=amcsc10 \font\tensym=msym10 \font\twelvesmc=amcsc10 scaled 1200 \font\fourteensmc=amcsc10 scaled 1440
Trying to compile this document in TeX results in errors of the form:
! Font \tenss=amss10 not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found.
To start with the first line above, my system does not have a file msym5.tfm, and no package in Ubuntu contains a file named like this. I could find some versions of the file on the Web but I am unable to install this font without a map file (which I failed to find).
Is there a good way to get hold of old fonts to compile such old documents? Can I replace the definitions by something that works today? Unfortunately, I have no idea how the font is supposed to look in each case (the Web did not provide any clue), and some of the fonts might be symbol fonts used for special math characters.