[pdftex] Config file for pdflatex's metafont

James Haefner jhaefner at biology.usu.edu
Mon Jun 17 15:16:38 CEST 2002

Two questions:
(1) Are there binaries for linux for pdftex 1.0X? If so,  where?  There are no 
version designations at http://www.tug.org/applications/pdftex/.  What format 
are these files in?  Just the elf binaries?

I have altered my config.ps files so that dvips uses the specifications of my
printer (ljfzzz: 1200dpi) when it calls metafont to generate a bitmapped symbol 
font (using textcomp.sty).  However, when I run the same tex file through 
pdflatex, a
different config file is used (one with dpi=600 and the wrong printer [ljfour]). 
  What is the name and location of the metafont config file used by pdflatex? 
Or if some other method:  how do I enable 1200dpi bitmaps?  (On screen, the ps 
version viewed through xdvi or gv, seem much better than the acrobat version. 
Although it is harder to distinguish in printed form.)

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-14h-released-20010417 (Web2C
I use RedHat 7.2.

Here's the sample file:

\textregistered \textleaf

Here's the pdflatex output...
$ pdflatex symtest.tex
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-14h-released-20010417 (Web2C
LaTeX2e <2000/06/01>
Babel <v3.7h> and hyphenation patterns for american, french, german, ngerman, i
talian, nohyphenation, loaded.
Document Class: article 2000/05/19 v1.4b Standard LaTeX document class
(/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/ts1enc.def)) (./symtest.aux)
(/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/ts1cmr.fd) [1{/usr/share/texmf/dvips/config/pd
ftex.map}] (./symtest.aux) )</usr/share/texmf/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/cmr12.pfb>
Output written on symtest.pdf (1 page, 4870 bytes).
Transcript written on symtest.log.

Thanks in advance.

James W. Haefner             Email: jhaefner at biology.usu.edu
Dept Biology/Ecology Center  Voice: 435-797-3553
Utah State University        FAX:   435-797-1575
Logan, UT 84322-5305

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