[texhax] Font help needed.
John R. Culleton
john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Apr 18 02:56:00 CEST 2007
On Tuesday 17 April 2007 20:32, Karl Berry wrote:
> The problem is with fonts where the tfm name is not the
> same as the pfb name.
> This is, as you note, very common. That is how we handle the TeX
> 256 chars per encoding limitation -- OT1, T1, texnansi, etc., each
> have to have their own tfm, even if they all map to a single pfb.
> Indeed, the Cyrillic font tfm's are generated by mktextfm. There
> are scripts in the lh distribution to do it all in batch if you're
> so inclined. Probably not very interesting for purposes of a font
> catalogue, in any case. (It could be interesting if each font had
> the supported encodings listed, though.)
I am puzzled by one thing however. If the particular encoding has the
pfb file included in TeXLive, and there is a line in pdftex.map
referring to the tfm file, then why is the tfm itself not included?
Is it a space limitation?
The listing in pdftex.map seems to have no utility since the font
variant can't be used "out of the box".
I can manipulate my programs to list the missing tfms if that is what
you are driving at. I already wrote the programs to exclude these
bad boys from my font catalog. Generating a listing would be no big
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