[tex-live] bad TFM files in TeXLive!

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Sat Jul 2 23:50:09 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?

Then those fields aren't set at all in the TFM file.

> I wonder about changing tftopl in the first place?

This was my first reaction too.

> But I guess that might be more work than it's worth.

Well, it simply means removing the parentheses check which has no use
today.  Probably the simplest solution.  Olaf?

> Also, what is it going do?  Change parens to brackets or something,
> with a warning?

Changing `(' and `)' to `/', as it is done with pltotf.


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