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Re: checksum inconsistencies for virtual postscript fonts on CTAN
- To: Berthold Horn <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: checksum inconsistencies for virtual postscript fonts on CTAN
- From: Rebecca and Rowland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 04:53:38 +0100
- Cc: email@example.com
- In-Reply-To: <199807281855.OAA16492@life.ai.mit.edu>
- References: <5586-Tue28Jul1998161122firstname.lastname@example.org><email@example.com><199807281129.LAA11679@mail-out-4.tiac.net><199807272338.TAA12221@mail-out-3.tiac.net><9740-Mon27Jul1998135814firstname.lastname@example.org><199807271232.MAA29572@mail-out-4.tiac.net><199807271037.MAA09988@late5.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de><email@example.com><4138-Tue28Jul1998131536firstname.lastname@example.org><email@example.com>
>At 04:11 PM 7/28/98 +0100, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>>Berthold K.P. Horn writes:
>> > Yes, but non of this PS trickery works with ATM or on screen without a
>> > PS interpreter :-)
>>eh? I process my document using pdfTeX, and view it with Acrobat
>>(fast, furious, and free); that uses ATM, thanks very much, doesn't
>>it? where does PS come into it? pdftex reads dvips map files, and vf
>>files, to play the same games as dvips, but no PS-ing involved.
>Hmm, You got me there sort of, I was thinking DVI -> PS -> PDF.
>>From what you say, pdfTeX has the same skullduggery of DVIPS's
>psfonts.map (e.g. making fake slanted, fake narrowed, fake extended)?
OzTeX's QuickDraw dvi driver is happy faking slanted founts using the
mechanism for doing so built in to the OS. I think it can also produce
fake narrow and extended founts, but I've never been perverse enough to try.