{I'm catching up, a bit, with some older messages.}

On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 07:35:09 -0800, Peter Constable
<petercon@...> wrote:

>> Although MS's Typography articles seem much less self-serving than other
>> MS articles, perhaps Metafont was considered not worth their attention.

I must apologize for careless wording; iirc, I didn't mean to be
derogatory. It would have been much better to say something like
"Metafont was not considered appropriate to mention, or describe, given
the likely readership."

> Metafont fonts are used only with one application, TeX, and TeX is niche
> product. The outline font formats that the type industry deals with most
> of the time are Postscript or Truetype, and certainly the vast majority
> of computer users ever only see fonts of one of these two formats. So,
> the article in question dealt with the two outline font formats that are
> of primary interest to the intended audience.

Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass.
The curious hermit -- autodidact and polymath
Still backlogged, as ever...