[OS X TeX] convert .dvi to .pdf

Alan Bowen bowenalan03 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 03:50:26 CET 2015

Hi, Michael—

The original files were encoded in Plain TeX. But how they were generated
escapes me (after some 25 or so). I seem to recall an implementation of TeX
for the Mac called MacTeX but this may be mistaken.

I do have the TeX files but  not the macro files, I am sad to say—which is
part of why I am trying to work with the .div files.

I have faked the Times-Roman files as you suggested and am now looking for
a way to convert my Graeca.ttf file (—> Graeca.afm) —> Graeca.tfm. Any
suggestions—or is this not the way to go?


On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 2:38 PM, Michael Sharpe <msharpe at ucsd.edu> wrote:

> > On Nov 23, 2015, at 8:01 AM, Alan Bowen <bowenalan03 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Here is one of the 8 .dvi files. Thanks for pursuing this.
> >
> > BTW—I did not get a .ps file when I ran the dvips in /Library/TeX/texbin.
> To get some, probably incorrect, pdf output from your dvi, I had to fake
> Times-Roman.tfm and Times-Roman.vf by renaming two Times-Roman files,
> utmr8t.{tfm,vf} from the TeXLive distribution and faking Graeca using
> Tempora-Regular-lgr.tfm. (The 3 renamed files can be placed in the same
> folder as the dvi.) What is likely wrong is the encoding, but if you have
> the original .tex files, that may be correctable. It appears that
> Times-Roman was used for only headings, and there were some small sections
> using Greek, so it should not be hard to locate the errors. Were the
> originals generated using TeXtures, which allowed the use of system fonts?
> Michael
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