[pdftex] Metapost and PDF files

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Mon Apr 30 10:51:11 CEST 2001

On Sat, 28 Apr 2001, Christopher S. Swingley wrote:

> I'm having a devil of a time trying to figure out how to use Metapost
> in combination with PDFTeX and Ghostscript.  I believe the problem is
> that I want to use the Computer Modern fonts in my figures, but the
> only program that seems to understand how to deal with these fonts
> is dvips....

You may already have this figured, but here's one suggestion.  If you
use latex, you can let it handle the fonts.  Start your .mp source
file with


(and stick in \usepackage{whatever_font} if you wish).

Then make sure latex gets invoked when doing the processing.  I have
in a Makefile:

%.mps : %.ps
        mv $< $@

%.ps : %.mp
        TEX=latex mpost $<

Allin Cottrell.

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