# [pdftex] font / recursion problem

Andreas Mack vasquez at mediales.net
Wed Jan 17 18:38:47 CET 2001

Hi,

I'm having a problem with pdftex, it was discussed in 1999 on this
list according to the archives:
http://www.tug.org/ListsArchives/pdftex/msg05319.html

Basically I have installed a Type1 font and I'm able to use
it in latex, make .dvi and Postscript files. When I use
pdflatex, I get this error:

>! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [max level recursion=10].
>                   \endgroup
>l.63 \item P
>              OP3 Server
>!  ==> Fatal error occurred, the output PDF file not finished!

(the character mismatch also shows up, but according to the post
above, it's not important.)

I understand that the .vf file points to a same-named .pfb file,
but why does that lead to recursion in tex? Normal latex processing
works flawlessly. I've installed the font "the normal way", renaming
pfb and afm file to the Berry scheme, did all the processing (vptovf,
pltopf and such). Any further hints how to make it work ?

Greetings,
Andreas.

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