[pdftex] AR 5 not working with pdftex?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Jun 5 16:57:20 CEST 2001

At 11:11 PM 6/5/01 +1000, Robert Howlett wrote:
>Hi all,
>Tom Kacvinsky noticed a PDF error in a file I sent him.
>The file was generated by
>pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-14h-released-20010417
>and the error is that there is a reference to an object
>that doesn't exist. The missing object should be the
>encoding vector for an embedded font.
>I now think that *this* is the cause of one of the
>printing problems I have seen, rather than a bug in
>Acrobat Reader 5.0.
>My tex file is
>$\Gamma$ fl fi \ss
>and the map file contains
>cmr10 CMR10 <<cmr10.pfb
>Printing from Acrobat Reader to a postscript printer
>gave a blank piece of paper.
>However, when I changed the map file line to
>cmr10 CMR10 <<cmr10.pfb cmtext.enc
>then the pdftex put the encoding vector into the pdf file
>-- no more missing object -- and now it printed OK.
>(This appears to differ from the behaviour that Tom
>observe, for some reason that I don't understand.)
>However, the missing object when the map file does
>not specify an encoding file certainly seems to be a bug.

but as far as i can see 

cmr10 CMR10 < cmr10.pfb 

works well (i can browse the objects) but fails to print,


PS. Is there a list of which enc's are needed for what cm*'s? 
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