# [pdftex] font / recursion problem

Han The Thanh thanh at informatics.muni.cz
Thu Jan 18 11:44:10 CET 2001

> 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 ?

does your vf file contain reference to the same vf? If this is the case,
you can try to re-make the vf/tfm.

Thanh