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Manual font installation vs CTAN's metric files

I installed on my system some commercial PostScript fonts. For all of them, metrics were available on CTAN, namely in the Schmidt's collection http://www.ctan.org/pkg/w-a-schmidt. Now, most of the ...
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Which package do I need for TACL template?

I've downloaded the following files from http://www.transacl.org/submission/ and placed them in the same directory: acl2012.tex acl2012.sty acl2012.pdf acl.bst but when i tried to compile the .tex ...
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metric file not found for script font

I'm trying to get a handwritten-looking cursive font working in LaTeX. I found a list in the TUG font catalogue, and thought Vereinfachten Ausgangsschrift looked right. However, I can't get even the ...
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What does different \fontdimen<num> mean

I know that \fontdimen<num> returns some dimensions associated with the current font. What are they?
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problem with qpxmath: qplri at Xpt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

I face problems while using Gyre with MiKTeX. The simple example is a template for a journal, downloadable at http://nlp.ipipan.waw.pl/ojs/public/jlm-latex.zip Following the README file, I installed ...
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Why will TeX only find my tfm file for 11pt and 12pt fonts, not for 10pt?

In this answer I did something one shouldn't really do: I modified the font metric file cmsy10.tfm and saved it in my working TeX directory without changing the name. This had the desired effect: ...
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Problem with loading font metrics file [closed]

Trying to make PDF output with pdflatex halts with this message: Font T1/ptm/m/n/10=ptmr8t at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found After searching a bit I found that file ptmr8t.tfm is ...
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Tweaking numeral height (and baseline)

I am using the Computer Modern Unicode Bright font, in the OpenType version (see http://cm-unicode.sourceforge.net or http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/cm-unicode) in a XeLaTeX-compiled document. ...
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What exactly is leading?

Wikipedia: In typography, leading ( /ˈlɛdɪŋ/) refers to the distance between the baselines of successive lines of type. By this definition, isn't it the same thing as line height? But in ...
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Why doesn't math \fontdimen's work with XeTeX?

Why doesn't the \fontdimen-command change anything with XeTeX? \input pgffor \def\chfndims#1{\foreach\dim in{13,...,19}{\fontdimen\dim#1=20pt}} \font\mymathfn="XITS Math:script=math" at 10pt ...
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Calculate font metrics for glyphs inside MetaPost figures

I'm looking for a way to calculate the ascent and descent of a character glyph after it has been scaled and then drawn into a MetaPost figure. With TikZ, I can do this fairly easily by performing ...
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Bad positioning of math accents for the beamer standard font

With a recent TeX distribution, the easy answer to this question is "load the sansmathaccent package" (which is Ariel's implementation of my answer). Actually, the corrected font should be loaded ...
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How to adjust the slant angle of a diacritic

I am trying to change the slant angle of an accent. I have used the fontdimen to adjust the quantity. The first portion of the code that follows adjusts fontdimen5 (the x-height). This works as you ...
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How to make a command for a composed symbol to work with all font sizes?

In my paper I need a letter $\mathbb{R}$ with a small circle above it. Currently I'm using the following command: \newcommand{\obbR}{{\mbox{\kern1.4pt \raisebox{7pt} {\scriptsize$\circ$} ...
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How to make sense of font metrics?

If I have a Tex font, and I want to really understand how it will be laid out by Tex, and what features of the font to bear in mind when tuning my output to be beautiful, what tools are useful for ...