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1 Introduction

This is Fontname, a naming scheme for (the base part of) external TeX font filenames. This makes at most eight-character names from (almost) arbitrarily complex font names, thus helping portability of TeX documents. We point out some shortcomings of the scheme, and ways of dealing with them.

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Besides this document, the Fontname distribution includes various encoding files, mapping files, and utilities. See the file README for details. You can retrieve the most up-to-date version of these lists from It is also mirrored on all CTAN hosts in the directory tex-archive/doc/fontname. For a list of CTAN mirrors, see

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