[l2h] Latex2HTML converting - to \Gamma in superscript

Ross Moore Ross Moore <ross@ics.mq.edu.au>
Mon, 6 Mar 2000 21:50:01 +1100 (EST)

> Dear W.
> 	I think this is caused by missing fonts - we get round it by
> running the document through LaTeX and viewing/printing it so the fonts
> get regenerated. Then rerun latex2html and all is hopefully OK. 
> 	But I'm sure there's a better way! Ross?

If your installation uses bitmapped fonts, then this is indeed the strategy
that I would recommend. Messing around with the automatic font-generating
mechanism to make it work with LaTeX2HTML jobs is rather tedious.
Mostly you need to run LaTeX anyway, to get the .aux file;
and frequently you will also want a high quality printed version,
so this really doesn't impose much extra work.

However, if you have PostScript .pfb (or .pfa) fonts (e.g. the BlueSky/AMS 
free ones), then my recommendation is to use those and avoid font scaling
problems forever.

This also means that Ghostscript does the rasterisation, and can therefore
do a more reliable job of anti-aliasing; ergo, better quality images.

Furthermore, if you tell Ghostscript where to find them;
 e.g. by editing its Fontmap file, or by setting the GS_FONTPATH
variable, then you can create a dvips configuration file that
does not include fonts at all. 

The main benefit of this is smaller file sizes for the .ps temporary files.

Hope this helps,

	Ross Moore

> Mike 
> On Sun, 5 Mar 2000, unruh wrote:
> > I am having problems with latex2html converting a minus sign in a
> > superscript to a capital Gamma.
> > See the page
> > http://axion.physics.ubc.ca/q-fft/q-fft.html,
> > See the Quantum Fourier Transform section-- eg equations 3 5 6 7 etc.
> > All those capital Gammas are supposed to be minus signs.  Any clue as to
> > what is going on here (mandrake 6.1, with the stock latex2e,dvips, etc.)
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > W. Unruh
> > unruh@physics.ubc.ca
> > 
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