Hallo Steffen,

On 22 Mar 2005, at 12:03, Steffen Wolfrum wrote:
 I'd also ask why, if you have the superior Helvetica Neue working,
 you're trying to get the plain, no-oblique Helvetica going as well. I
Yes it is, of course!

But by using HelveticaNeue as is, there is no kerning information included. The result is quite poor, as you can imagine.

Ouch! You're right! That just goes to show how seldom I used the converted Mac fonts... :-/

And as I don't know how to set a proper kerning (in reasonable time) AND how to get it available in ConTeXt I see no other alternative than using Helvetica and use the kerning information that is included in Adobes afm/tfm/vf files (being part of tetex).

But if someone want to show me the path to proper TeX kerning I'd also prefer HelveticaNeue, no doubt!

Okay, it was trickier than I thought.
But I used the .afm obtained from FontForge conversion, and discarded the .pfb.

 afm2pl -p `kpsewhich texnansi.enc` HelveticaNeue.afm
 pltotf HelveticaNeue

Because I'm impatient, and wanted a quick test:
\loadmapline[+HelveticaNeue HelveticaNeue " TeXnANSIEncoding ReEncodeFont " <texnansi.enc <HelveticaNeue.ttf]

Attachment: tester.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

As far as I understand it, texfont assumes there's a .pfb if it sees an .afm, so texfont can't automate the installation as it stands. Are you sufficiently keen on texfont for this to be changed?

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