[pdftex] psfonts.map and pdftex.map.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Fri May 9 12:51:26 CEST 2003

Okn Friday 09 May 2003 02:27 am, Thomas Esser wrote:
> >     > According to the Pdftex Manual the layout of psfonts.map and
> >     > pdftex.map are essentially identical. 

> > 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.

> More differences:
> - 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
> applications.

I will check to see if the iso is available yet from www.tug.org.

> Thomas

Thanks for two helpful replies!

John C. 

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