Remark: It turned out that text font inside the figures is not DeVinne, however, since editing this question would deviate from its topics, consider that I'd like DeVinne installed anyway.
Yesterday I was assigned to study an old fashioned 1967 book "Group Theory for Engineers", and I found a rather intriguing math & text font:
after some research on how to properly install and use it with
pdflatex under MiKTeX on Windows 7; I found that the text font belongs to Bitstream DeVinne, available with this "package" on CTAN.
The main page on the directory says that the package comes as support:
Font metrics, dvips maps, and macro support in LaTeX2ε, for Bitstream fonts that were (allegedly) freely available at some time. All the fonts are listed for purchase on font distribution sites.
Font families supported are: De Vinne Text, ...
so I suspected that if the font itself is not present, then it would be useless to try and install this. But if that is true, why inside the "support" folders there are many
*.map and even
*.fd files? This question will be generalized later.
Nevertheless, I decided proceed: after reading the guide to manual installation I got stuck at the end of the first step, because I didn't know where to put the
.\build folder. The problem is that I don't really know what it is (at least I recall installing
fontinst, but again, I don't see the connection) nor what it does to the installation process; so as a result the poor concepts I've learned on the topic became more confused than before.
Then again, this whole problem is related only to the text font, because I didn't find any clue on the math font (although I recognized the summation symbol, but I can't yet recall where).
Basically, my request can be summed up to this (questions and my ignorant thoughts):
- I've found a "font support archive", does this mean that I can manually install and use it? And why on earth is there a "build" TeX file?
(I think it's a no, because I think I need something else than pure definition files, some kind of "kernel definition", otherwise it wouldn't be called "support"; but it's just my intuition. The second question's solution is unknown to me.)
- What's this math font? Am I allowed to freely install it?
I know this might not be appropriate, but I came up with nothing so far. More evidence:
(It's clear that this couldn't be Computer Modern, the book was published even before TeX was completed.)
To summarize some more, I'd like to make my LaTeX documents look like this book; but even if that turns out to be impraticable, I'll be way happier to have my doubts on font installation clarified; since it's a topic that has bothered/intrigued me for a while.