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Re: bug in ae virtual fonts, or in fontinst, or in vptovf/vftovp?
"BKPH" == Berthold K P Horn writes:
>> % vftovp aer10.vf aer10.tfm aer10.vpl Bad VF file: Oversize
>> dimension has been reset to zero.
BKPH> I don't know whether this is the same issue, but many VF files
BKPH> insert absurd rules with semi-infinite negative dimensions. I
BKPH> reported on this before, wondering whether this was some
BKPH> special marker used for some obscure purpose. Of course, it
BKPH> doesn't print because the dimension is negative, but what is it
BKPH> for, and where does it come from?
Note, that the original VPL file contained a zero-width rule (i.e. not
with "semi-infinite negative dimensions"):
(CHARACTER D 23 (COMMENT compwordmark)
(CHARWD R 0.0)
(CHARHT R 4.29993)
(CHARDP R 0.0)
(SETRULE R 4.29993 R 0.0)
So perhaps this shows a bug in vptovf? Or is vftovp incorrectly
"interpreting" a zero width? Anyway, it looks like a bug in
vptovf/vftovp, and not a bug in fontinst/ae fonts.
Best regards, -- Vladimir.