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Re: .pk files?
At 5:43 pm +0200 11/8/98, Rosa Maria Gomez Flores wrote:
> I'm a little bit loss all those fonts file formats to use TeX.
> Can anyone say me how to see and print (I'm using YAP under Windows
>(plain) TeX document when:
> 1) I only have the .mtf and .vf files. I thouth that DVI drivers needed
>.pk files, but it seems it is enought, because in all CTAN directorys I
>didn't find them, nor the .mf file.
It's a bit difficult to know what to say: there are lots of mf files at
CTAN. DVI drivers need *something* to print with: pk files are one sort of
file that's useful. Some dvi drivers can also use Postscript Type 1 and
TrueType founts directly.
Do you mean `tfm' when you say `mtf'?
> 2) I have the .amf file, but not the .ps to get .pk
Do you mean `afm' when you say `amf'?
> Sometimes I have got to compile something with TeX --I can't say
>how :-(( --, but I never can see or print the .dvi file.
It sounds like you're trying to use non-Metafont founts with TeX (normally
PS Type 1 founts). There are lots of files at CTAN to allow you to use PS
Type 1 founts with TeX, but in most cases the founts concerned are
commercial products which you have to buy from a firm that sells founts.
You might find it useful to ask this question on comp.text.tex.
- .pk files?
- From: Rosa Maria Gomez Flores <email@example.com>