[Mac OS X TeX] missing ligatures in hard copy

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Feb 22 17:06:56 CET 2002

>I'm experimenting with ps2pdf as a replacement for Distiller. I'm 
>using the ps2pdf that comes with Gerben's TeX.dmg. On screen, the 
>pdf looks great (using CMPS fonts). However, when I print it, fi 
>ligatures are missing and $\mu$ is missing. Using Distiller5 on the 
>same ps file gives a pdf that looks and prints fine.
>The ps file was created using OzTeX for tex-ing and dvips-ing.
>Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'd love to be rid of 
>Distiller (slow and still not Carbon not to mention expensive).

I recommend to use first the command
  dvips -Ppdf file.dvi

and then

ps2pdf13 file.ps

I have written a small shell script that combines both actions and 
removes the .ps file

# dvipdfc.sh
# Convert dvi files to pdf files

for file; do
   location=$(dirname "$file")
   cd "${location}" && dvips -q -o "${file}.ps" -Ppdf "${file}" && 
ps2pdf13 -sPAPERSIZE=a4 -r1200 "${file}.ps" && rm "${file}.ps"

Save it as a text file dvipdfc.sh. One can invoke it with the command

sh dvipdfc.sh filename %%use filename without the suffix .dvi

To make an executable  save the file in ~/bin and issue the command

chmod ogu+x ~/bin/dvipdfc

Then, after restarting the terminal,

dvipdfc filename %% without any suffix

will do the job.


Claus Gerhardt
Institut für Angewandte Mathematik
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 294
69120 Heidelberg

Homepage: http://www.math.uni-heidelberg.de/studinfo/gerhardt/
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