tfm files

Pavel Janik ml. Pavel.Janik at
Sun Jun 1 17:13:37 CEST 2003

   From: "Philip A. Viton" <pviton at>
   Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 12:04:24 -0500


   > Does pdftex use tfm files in pdf-mode? I ran it with kpathsea debug on, and
   > couldn't see any reference to them; but there was a lot of output and I may
   > have missed something.

of course - pdfTeX must read tfm to see metrics info about font.


strace pdftex example.tex 2>&1|grep "\.tfm"

well, if you're running some OS.
Pavel Janík ml.
Pavel.Janik at

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