LaTeX forum ⇒ GeneralWhy type 3 fonts with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}?

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Why type 3 fonts with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}?

Postby PaulPic » Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:03 am


I'm new to LaTeX, but I understood that with

%% deutsche Anpassung %%

I should get type 1 fonts compiling directly to pdf (LaTeX=>PDF).

Instead, I get type 3 fonts, known to look extremely ugly being bitmaps.

What is wrong? I searched the web and read for hours only to learn that it should work as expected...

Thanks a lot!


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Postby Alex B. » Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:58 am

The standard "Computer Modern" fonts have no free "European" Type 1 equivalent for your T1 font encoding. Possible alternatives are the "CM-Super" or "Latin Modern" package. After "CM-Super" is properly installed the Type 1 fonts will automatically be used. For using "Latin Modern" you have to call \usepackage{lmodern} in your preamble.

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