[tex-live] bad TFM files in TeXLive!
karl at freefriends.org
Sat Jul 2 23:12:54 CEST 2005
Somehow I missed the original report. The EC fonts have parentheses in
the coding scheme strings?
It is a problem of `modes.mf' which doesn't contain a proper character
check in function BCPL_string(). Karl, can you fix this?
Well, I'm not sure that modes.mf is the right place to fix this either,
what if it's not loaded? But I suppose in practice it is. I wonder
about changing tftopl in the first place? But I guess that might be
more work than it's worth.
Anyway, I don't mind including the check in modes.mf, but it's been too
long, I can't write it out of my head and can't make it a priority. So
if you or anyone wants to send a patch, I'll release it, otherwise,
it's been this way for so many years ...
Also, what is it going do? Change parens to brackets or something,
with a warning? Giving an error message doesn't seem right.
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