[pdftex] psfonts.map and pdftex.map.
te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Fri May 9 09:27:37 CEST 2003
> > According to the Pdftex Manual the layout of psfonts.map and
> > pdftex.map are essentially identical. Is there a reason why
> > psfonts.map should not be used for both purposes? What about a
> > consolidated file containing selections from each?
> dvips needs the PostScript /FontName (i.e. /Palatino-Bold) always.
> pdftex gets into trouble if a /FontName appears in a line containing
> statements like ...SlantFont or ...ExtendFont.
> Thus pdftex.map should not contain /FontNames for transformed fonts,
> but dvips needs them.
- different sets of builtin fonts
- a technical aspect: pdftex can only make use of ExtendFont / SlantFont
for "downloaded" fonts
- different font support: pdftex supports postscript type1 and truetype
whereas dvips does not support truetype but postscript type1 and type3
teTeX / TeX Live 8 have a much improved updmap utility which generates
map files for several applications from a common configuration. This
tool does its best about the different characteristics of the supported
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