Euromath system: alphabets and fonts


Richard M. Timoney

School of Mathematics

Trinity College

Dublin 2



April 1997


We describe some of the principles behind the design of the Euromath system, concentrating on some aspects that are needed to explain how the system deals with alphabets and fonts and are not immediately apparent from a demonstration of the system. In particular we outline what an SGML DTD is and what SGML documents look like.

Our aim is to describe the considerations that are relevant to fonts, the SGML-encoding of non-ascii symbols and characters and the way the Type 1 fonts needed for the Euromath system (version 2) were generated using Type 1 versions of the TeX fonts.

This work was preseneted at the second EmNet/NIS Wokshop on Electronic Publications (El-Pub-97), organised by the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences at Novosibirsk, April 24-26, 1997.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Euromath

2 Document types

3 Text in SGML

4 System design

4.1 Fonts